Samuel Cutrufelli, right, confers with his lawyer Sanford Troy as they appear in court on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in San Rafael, Calif. Cutrufelli is accused of attempted murder and burglary after allegedly exchanging gunfire with Greenbrae resident Jay Leone.
photo and caption by Marin Independent Journal.


A 31-year-old burglar is suing the 90-year-old man he shot in the face, who then shot him right back, for “great bodily injury”, financial losses and his divorce.

And there was actually a lawyer who took this case!

Nothing like giving the legal profession a good name.

What’s the worst thing about a bus full of lawyers plunging over the cliff?

The worst thing is that this burglar’s lawyer wasn’t standing in the aisle.


Greenbrae shooting defendant sues 90-year-old man who was shot

A 90-year-old Greenbrae man who was shot in the head during an alleged burglary has been sued by the alleged burglar.

Samuel Cutrufelli, who was also shot during the incident, claims Jay Leone “negligently shot” him during the confrontation inside Leone’s home.

Cutrufelli, 31, claims Leone caused him “great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli’s home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli’s marriage.”

Cutrufelli shot Leone once in the face during the alleged burglary, and Leone returned fire, hitting Cutrufelli several times. Both men were hospitalized for an extended period after the gun battle.

One thought on “Junk lawsuits, junk lawyers: Burglar sues his victim for shooting him”
  1. When you shoot to defend yourself, you shoot to neutralize the threat. Obviously this threat was not neutralized.

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