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Meet Richard Harvey:Michigan man charged in connection to shooting of elderly pro-life volunteer

Richard Harvey will be our focus in this piece. We will look at why and how he was charge in the shooting of the pro-life volunteer.

Who is Richard Harvey?

He is a 74 year old man.

Richard Harvey’s home  is in Odessa Township, where he is staying with his family.

He shot a pro-life volunteer in his home.

The woman had come into their home in a door to door campaign.

The 84 year woman said she was  urging  Harvey’s wife to vote against Proposal 3 in the November’s election.

The woman was ordered to leave the house.

The woman added that as she was getting to her car, she heard a shot and felt pains.

She drove to a nearby police station and reported Richard Harvey’s behavior.

Harvey later told WOOD-TV that it was  an accidental shot.

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He added that he told woman repeatedly to leave their home.

He said he ordered her to her after the latter started arguing with his wife.

“I’m thinking she’s going to smack Sharon with it,” Harvey said. “So without thinking, I went to club it away with the rifle and my finger was still in the trigger guard. It went off and hit her.”

Michigan State Police  who investigated the  shooting, has recommended  to the prosecutor’s office for Harvey to be charged.

Who is Richard Harvey victim?

Harvey’s victim is Joan Jacobson.

She is an 84 year old woman.

She was canvassing in a door to door pro-life campaign.

It was a campaign in anticipation for a “proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee abortion access for women in the state”, Michigan police has disclosed.

She reported the shooting and received treatment later.

 

Meet Richard Harvey:Michigan man charged in connection to shooting of elderly pro-life volunteer
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What is in proposal three in the Michigan November election that Richard Harvey victim was campaigning against?

It is a proposal that  seeks to guaranteed abortion rights  in Michigan.

A 1931 law makes it illegal to perform most abortions in Michigan.

The law was however suspended in May, but a judge ruled earlier this week that the suspension was unconstitutional.

Meet Richard Harvey:Michigan man charged in connection to shooting of elderly pro-life volunteer
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