Student Kills Burglar with Katana Watch

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(Original post by gm15)
I think with a sword as sharp as this it might be possible to do it in one swing
(Original post by Major Spoiler)
I don't see how you can sever someone's hand and slice them in the neck without having swung for them twice.
Thats because you dont have enough skillz obvs :cool:

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Burglar had no right to his property.
Should have cut off both hands and then beheaded him imo.
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What kind of idiot burglar is going about with his hand next to his neck within easy cutting range?
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Good on him! I actually feel really sorry for the student who killed him, he must feel so guilty to actually have killed someone.

Call me heartless, but the burglar absolutely deserved to die in that situation, he got what was coming to him! His death benefits the human gene pool anyway, you have to be all kinds of dumb to lunge at someone who is carrying a sword! All they have to do is stick out their arm and they've run you through.
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the killer must be chinese
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Ask yourself just what the **** would be running through your mind when you're woken up in the dead of night and confronted by a hulking man with malice in his eyes and a balaclava over his face coming at you. If you had the coherence of thought enough to say, hmm "force but not too much force" then you're a better man than most. A death is tragic and all, but i draw the line at feeling sorry for somebody who breaks into my home at night with unknown but malevolent motivations. Describing it as murder is just stupid and it's quite naive to assume that none of the students lives were endangered. He could have been carrying anything. I'd rather not take the chance wrestling with someone who might have all kinds of **** up his sleeves when i've got a katana in my hand.
It's safe to say that an unarmed 49 year old versus four healthy students, one of whom is armed with a sword, is not at all endangering them. So he lunged at one of them - big deal, they could have kicked the **** out of him quite easily. The student really didn't need to chop the burglar's hand off and slit his throat in 'defence'. He should have picked up a blunt object in defence, not a weapon designed to kill.

Oh, and I don't need to ask myself; someone has attempted to rob me before. I picked up a steering lock, shouted at him and he swiftly left. If he lunged at me I would have attempted to render him unconscious, not bludgeon him to death. There is no such option with a sword though - one well aimed slice and you're ******.
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He should have picked up a blunt object in defence, not a weapon designed to kill.
I dont think choosing a weapon for defence is ridiculous. Half the choice would hopefully be deterrence value surely.
Only in this case for some reason a samurai sword wasn't enough to deter the burglar from 'making a lunge'.
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i don't see how a burglar has any real rights concerning this, his death was his own fault
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(Original post by gm15)
Actually the owner won't get a fine as in the US the swords are totally legal
Even better. I assumed this was in the UK.
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I dont think choosing a weapon for defence is ridiculous. Half the choice would hopefully be deterrence value surely.
Only in this case for some reason a samurai sword wasn't enough to deter the burglar from 'making a lunge'.
Well, given the high number of previous convictions he's had for burglary according to people in this thread, yet none for any violent crimes, he was probably attempting to disarm him.
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If it was 4v1 and the burglar didn't have any visible firearm/knife - maybe it was a bit over the top, just chop his leg or something? :rofl:

But, well the burglar must have seen the samurai sword, he must have known what he was getting into. If you are prepared to burgle peoples house, you probably should know the consequences.
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That's ace.
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Well, given the high number of previous convictions he's had for burglary according to people in this thread, yet none for any violent crimes, he was probably attempting to disarm him.
Yeah, I'm going to say don't try and disarm the guy with the samurai sword.
Run away. Or if they are blocking the escape then just sit down and resign yourself to being convicted for your crime.
The criminal made the choice to take his chances with the sword in a bid to escape punishment when he went for the student and lost in the worst possible way.
Would you not agree?
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(Original post by foxo)
It's safe to say that an unarmed 49 year old versus four healthy students, one of whom is armed with a sword, is not at all endangering them. So he lunged at one of them - big deal, they could have kicked the **** out of him quite easily. The student really didn't need to chop the burglar's hand off and slit his throat in 'defence'. He should have picked up a blunt object in defence, not a weapon designed to kill.

Oh, and I don't need to ask myself; someone has attempted to rob me before. I picked up a steering lock, shouted at him and he swiftly left. If he lunged at me I would have attempted to render him unconscious, not bludgeon him to death. There is no such option with a sword though - one well aimed slice and you're ******.
Well i have to admire your ability to think so rationally in such a situation, but as i said, most couldn't. That's a lot of information you assume to say that the students would be safe, an optimistic view to say the least. If i had the state of mind to assume anything it wouldn't be that he's an unarmed unhealthy old guy and that my flatmates weren't frozen to the spot in fear.

Also, incidentally, if you do end up fighting a burglar you always run the risk of killing them. Rendering someone unconscious doens't work like in the movies - you'll end up brain damaging them or killing them out right if you're not hitting them right. Also, blunt objects are less effective at incapacitating meaning that the burglar has more uptime in which to give you what for. Not a chance i'm willing to take just to protect some scum who's infringing on my rights in the first place.
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(Original post by ma2k5)
If it was 4v1 and the burglar didn't have any visible firearm/knife - maybe it was a bit over the top, just chop his leg or something? :rofl:

But, well the burglar must have seen the samurai sword, he must have known what he was getting into. If you are prepared to burgle peoples house, you probably should know the consequences.
lol .... "just chop his leg or something" best thing i've heard today so far

anyways just read the article .. the self defending dude who is studying medicine could have at least made an effort to keep him alive
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lol .... "just chop his leg or something" best thing i've heard today so far

anyways just read the article .. the self defending dude who is studying medicine could have at least made an effort to keep him alive
I think youll find youre beyond help if you chop of someone's hand and partially cut their neck.

Tourniquet for the arm may delay bleed out but there's no fixing the neck :eek:
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He shouldnt of been there, i dont feel sorry for him but a bit excessive with the sword with the chopping his hand off, might of been ok with a holding him down and giving him a beating! What an idiot lunging at him with a sword

The student shouldnt be punished for defending his property though.
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however much i support a persons right to defend himself, and i think a burgular looses all human rights when he burgles - i really dont think this can be classed as self defense and he will probably get done wont he
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student, badass. Burgular, had it coming
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(Original post by sulpicia)
I do know the UK law on this. One of my specialisms in fact. While what you say is true - use of a kitchen knife or a golf club which is to hand is not going to lead to a prosecution - the CPS are not going to look to kindly on a medical student who keeps a samurai sword in his room.
I don't think the law expects you to endanger your life further by choosing to equip an inferior weapon over a superior one so as not to injury a potentially armed invader. The law is on the householders side, I can't see judges differentiating greatly between a lethal defense with a kitchen knife and with a sword - the intruder is dead regardless of what implement was used.
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