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

(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.

Country singer Billy Joe Shaver, left  hugs Kimberly Kelly, right ,after closing arguments Friday, April 9, 2010 in Waco Texas. Shaver, 70, is charged with shooting Billy Bryant Coker outside Papa Joe's Texas Saloon in Lorena, Texas on April 1, 2007.
Country singer Billy Joe Shaver, left hugs Kimberly Kelly, right ,after closing arguments Friday, April 9, 2010 in Waco Texas. Shaver, 70, is charged with shooting Billy Bryant Coker outside Papa Joe's...   (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Duane A. Laverty)
Country singer Billy Joe Shaver, left,  smiles  while walking out of the courthouse after being found not guilty of a shooting charge Friday April 9, 2010 in Waco Texas.
Country singer Billy Joe Shaver, left, smiles while walking out of the courthouse after being found not guilty of a shooting charge Friday April 9, 2010 in Waco Texas.   (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)
Country singer  Willie Nelson, right,  walks to a courtroom for the shooting trial of Billy Joe Shaver Friday April 9, 2010 in Waco Texas. Shaver, 70, is charged with shooting Billy Bryant Coker outside Papa Joe's Texas Saloon in Lorena, Texas on April 1, 2007.  Standing next to Nelson is...
Country singer Willie Nelson, right, walks to a courtroom for the shooting trial of Billy Joe Shaver Friday April 9, 2010 in Waco Texas. Shaver, 70, is charged with shooting Billy Bryant Coker outside...   (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)
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Billy Joe Shaver opens up his show with Georgia on a Train on April 9, 2010 at Firehouse Saloon. The actual song starts at 2:50.   (TotalEBitchinNetwork)

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