Medical pot grower faces manslaughter charge

A Michigan medical marijuana grower has been charged with manslaughter after authorities said he chased and fatally shot one of two men who tried to rob him.
AP Wire
Feb 28, 2012 reported 50-year-old Robert Goupill of Milan, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit, was arraigned Monday in Monroe County. He’s charged in Thursday’s shooting death of 28-year-old Jerald Ogden of Ypsilanti.

Goupill also is charged with manufacturing a controlled substance. Police said he was growing more marijuana than allowed under Michigan law.

Goupill is due back in court March 19.

A medical examiner said Ogden died of a shotgun wound to the back. Police said the shooting happened about 200 yards from Goupill’s home.

The other robbery suspect was being sought.


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