Adrian BroadwayA teenage prank turned deadly on Saturday when a man opened fire and allegedly killed a 15-year-old girl. Adrian Broadway and five of her friends were covering Willie Noble's car with eggs and leaves for the second time that evening when Noble grew irate, and opened his door and started shooting. Noble reportedly shot Broadway in the head and she died a short while later at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Noble is now facing one count of first degree murder, one count of a terroristic act, and five counts of aggravated assault. All because of a stupid prank.
It's completely understandable that Noble would be upset and angry that a bunch of teenagers, for the second time that evening, were covering his car with eggs, leaves, and mayonnaise. But the bottom line is, he should have called the cops. A young girl didn't deserve to die over this. What she needed was a talking to and a scare by police officers, not a bullet to the head. Also, according to reports, the prank was a retaliation to a prank Noble's son had done to some of the people in the group on Halloween night.
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Giving Noble the benefit of the doubt, I'm going to assume he was merely trying to give the kids a scare, as knowingly murdering a teenager for being a teenager is positively insane. But it was really bad judgment on his part, because any time guns are in involved, there's potential for something to go horribly wrong. Now, a child is dead, and he will likely spend a good portion of his life in jail. He would have been much smarter to just call the police.
What do you an appropriate punishment is for Noble?