Murder in Texas
Trooper Vetter died from a gunshot wound to the head while conducting a traffic stop. Trooper Vetter had stopped a 72 year old driver for not wearing a seatbelt. While Trooper Vetter was sitting in his patrol car, the suspect, Melvin Hale, exited his vehicle and opened fire with a rifle. The Trooper was struck in the head. Melvin Hale then used the patrol car's radio to say he shot the officer and attempted to flee the scene. An off duty officer who was passing by witnessed the shooting and alerted other officers. Melvin Hale was then taken into custody after a brief standoff on the roadway. The suspect was known to local officers for claiming he would shoot any officer who tried to write him a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt. Hale plea bargained to save his skin, was convicted of murder, and is serving a life sentence.
Hale firmly believes God guided him in the slaying of Trooper Vetter. "If it was left to me, I would not have done it," he claims. "But I do what God wants me to do. I don't feel bad about it. God didn't want him enforcing that seat belt law. I know it wasn't popular with a lot of people, but they were not in my position. If I had not done it, I would have been in trouble with God. I fired two shots from the hip. That's a tough shot. God was directing the bullet."
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