UNBELIEVABLE: Man who shot elderly pro-lifer gets COMMUNITY SERVICE

A Michigan man who shot an elderly pro-lifer last September just got community service from the judge overseeing the case.

The 84-year-old woman he shot was canvassing against an abortion rights amendment to the state constitution:

9 & 10 NEWS – A western Michigan man who pleaded no contest to shooting an 84-year-old woman campaigning against abortion rights at his home was sentenced to community service Tuesday.

Richard Harvey, 75, was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger also gave him a suspended jail sentence of two months and a delayed sentence of one year on probation.

Harvey pleaded no contest last month to felonious assault, careless discharge of a firearm causing injury and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Kreeger also must pay $347.19 in restitution and cannot have any contact with the woman he shot, 84-year-old Joan Jacobson.

Jacobson was shot Sept. 20 at Harvey’s home in Odessa Township, a community about 130 miles northwest of Detroit. Jacobson told investigators that she was asking a woman at the home to vote against a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion in the state when she was told to leave. The amendment later passed.

Harvey has said the shooting was accidental, but Jacobson has maintained she believes it was intentional after she had argued with Harvey’s wife, Sharon Harvey.

Jacobson was treated at a hospital for a shoulder wound.

Regardless of whether it was accidental or not, the man shot a woman in the back! And all he gets is community service??? This sounds so corrupt.

Also, why was it just accepted that it was accidental? Why did the man have the gun out in the first place and why was he pointing it at the woman? I agree with the woman he shot – this doesn’t pass the smell test for accidental.

And to and insult to injury, he only has to pay less than $350 in restitution? I guess if you want to commit a crime, Michigan is the state to do it in.

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