Ref: http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20121024/NEWS01/121029643/ “Thomas, who received three Purple Hearts for injuries he suffered to his head, shin and thigh while serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, admitted to Washington police he shot Vaughn Simonelli, 55, of Washington, twice in the chest after the man blocked in his vehicle and punched him while he sat in his 2006 GMC Hummer Oct. 18 in the parking lot of Shop ’n Save in Washington.” Verified by witnesses at the scene.
He (sic:Thomas) also has a “Bronze Medal of Valor”.
“Court records show Simonelli had a criminal history. In 1990, he was charged with aggravated assault and other related offenses and was sentenced to 24 months’ probation. More recently, Simonelli was arrested in 2010 for violating a protection-from-abuse order (PFA).”
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Point is, in addition to his wife and 3 kids suffering though this, I can imagine Thomas will lose a job he was suppose to start this week due to confinement.