Help Marine, Joey Nelson, receive a better sentencing.
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A United States Marine was shot by an armed home invader and now faces felony charges and a life sentence after shooting back at the armed invader.
Marine, Joey Nelson, was in his Detroit home with his Fiancé, father, 3-week old son, and a few friends. While they were together, a man began to bang on his front door, trying to forge his way into the home. Nelson then grabbed his gun and cracked the door open, looked, and yelled at the man to leave. The man-now identified as 39 year old Michael Wilson-to leave.
"I don't know who he is, my son doesn't know who he is, the owner of the home doesn't know who he is" Joey's father, Steve Nelson, said.
Joey Nelson opened up the door because Michael Wilson was now standing in the yard. Joey continued to tell Michael to leave his property. Then Michael pulled out a gun and began to fire at Joey and inside the house.
According to the family, Joey was shot in the hip before he began to fire back. Michael ran away from the scene as police arrived.
The investigators have said that this occurred because of a mutual female friend.
Marine, Joey Nelson, has been charged with assault with intent to commit murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with dangerous weapon, and felony firearm possession. Nelson now faces life in prison with a bond of $150,000.
The invader, Michael Wilson, was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and is being held on $5,000 bail.
Michael Wilson fired multiple shots into the house with multiple people inside, and a baby. Nelson and is only being charged with concealing a weapon illegally?
Help get Joey Nelson the help he deserves, he was protecting his family and did what was right. He does not deserve punishment, Michael Wilson was the instigator and obviously planned this attack.
Help Joey, please.
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