Yesterday the nation learned of a horrific shooting that happened inside an Arlington Texas school. Now that MTO News has learned that the 18-year-old accused in the shooting is planning to defend himself, MTO News has learned.
Police arrested and charged 18-year-old high school student Timothy George Simpkins and charged him with mass shooting at Timberview High School in downtown Dallas.
But does Timothy have a legal exemption for shooting? According to legal experts, MTO News spoke with whom.
Timothy lived with his grandmother Lily in a 400,000 house. He runs a 2018 Silver Dodge Charger, and his family has described him as ‘worthy of love’ and a smart kid.
And Timothy’s family members went on social media and claimed that their son was working in “self-defense” when he was shot inside the school.
A woman who identified herself as Simpkins’ mother went to Facebook and told her followers that Timothy was “raped.”
Mick Mill was extremely close with his cell mate !!
Timothy’s cousin Sint Whitt confirmed the story – as he wrote in a Facebook post, “My Lil cousin was raped at the end of the day. I don’t know how to feel about this he’s not a bad boy. ”
Later in the evening, Carol Harrison Lafayette, who also claims to be a family member, said Timothy was abducted by a group of blood gang members at the school – and before the attack.
“She was robbed,” he said. “It was recorded. It happened not just once, it happened twice. She was scared, she was scared.”
A video has also surfaced, MTO News has learned, that Timothy was reportedly beaten just minutes before the shooting. The teenager who attacked Timothy constantly uses the word “blood” which is popular with members of the blood gang.
So what does all this mean – will Timothy be able to walk for free?
There are allegations of deadly guns against him for bringing a gun to school. MTO News has learned that he could face both state and federal charges for the crime. He faces 5 years federal time and 1 year state time for the crime.
But under the Texas Stylish Self-Defense Act, he may be able to escape a more serious charge – a public outcry. Under Texas law, if a person can use deadly force against an attacker, he reasonably believes that one needs to protect oneself from a major robbery. And if an innocent pedestrian is injured or killed, the self-defense is not criminally liable.
MTO News spoke to a close family member of Timothy – who explained what he said. “It was self-defense,” the family member explained to us. “Bloods tried to snatch and kill him and he fired his gun.”
Developing. . .