Country Singer Who Shot Stranger Wants His Bullet Back
By Alp_Arslan, Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2010 7:19 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Apr 13, 2010 12:48 PM CDT
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(User Submitted) – Last week we reported on country singer Billy Joe Shaver, who got off after shooting a man outside a roadside bar in Waco, Texas, when the jury believed his self defense claim. Now Billy Joe wants the bullet that is embedded in the back of the victim's neck back. And if you doubt this absurd demand, watch the video.

Outside the courthouse after his acquittal, Shaver made nice, saying, “I am very sorry about the incident. Hopefully things will work out where we become friends.” But at a gig later, he told a raucous crowd, “They asked me, 'What are you going to do about that boy you shot?' I said, 'I’m getting the damn bullet back.' Y'all think I’m joking. Walking around being famous with my bullet in him. Stealing all my press.” Read the full article in the Austin American-Statesman.

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Apr 14, 2010 12:49 PM CDT
It's like when you play Country music backwards: You get your dog back, you get your lover back. If he can just get the bullet back, it's like he never did it . . . .
Apr 13, 2010 7:51 PM CDT
Funny as hell...way to go Billy Joe!....The other guy should have not taken a knife to a gun fight...he got lucky
Apr 13, 2010 7:45 PM CDT
Where's the victim's neck back?