http://www.wmur.com/news/25839677/detail.htmlMOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. -- Moultonborough resident Ward Bird was sentenced Wednesday to three to six years in state prison after the state Supreme Court upheld a conviction for criminal threatening.
Seems like a case of he said / she said, and I think the sentence was way too excessive.
If the lady stumbled on his property by mistake (didn't see the no trespassing signs), and the guy responded the way he did, then the guy is a class 1 douche...not worthy of a prison sentence (maybe a cock punching). But a douch nonetheless (edit: see below).
Of course, we don't know if the lady was a crazy and refused to leave when told "nicely"...
Edit..just found this on the intertubes...
According to his niece the lady was the crazy...starting to think that this guy was in the right...Plus he was on pain meds, and probably not all with it (so should have had some slack cut for him)the transcript is only of the appeal. not the actual trial. and she was given directions not to my parents land to the land that she was trying to look at. She was told specifically that if she ...went past the white trailer she needed to stop and leave. she did not. she went past the trailer and other no trespassing signs. My father had 80 something staples in his stomach at the time and could barely stand for a few minutes never mind chase this woman with a gun. he had a gun on his side, in a holster with a permit. it did not leave the holster. however, if it had, he has every CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to do so. She refused to leave after multiple requests and my father said that he was going to call the cops on her. she was on probation and knew that if he called the cops on her that she would get in trouble. she called the cops on my father before he could get to the phone and told them that he chased her with a gun and threatened her. if you read the appeal transcript she changes her story multiple times. also another fun fact... in the court she was asked to point out the man who pointed the gun at her out of three men. my father, and two others. she could not do and said that she couldnt tell. she described the man who pointed the gun at her as tall, skinny, blonde and had a scraggly beard. my father is by no means a skinny man, and he is not blonde. and on top of that he cannot grow a beard to save his life.... so.... all in all. she lied.