Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
If these folks are being consistent in their arguments, then it shouldn't matter if the perp was caught in the act of robbery, murder, rape or child molestation. The perp is unarmed, defenseless, and incapable of harming anyone. The "facts of the case" against the cashier don't change.
Regardless of what happened before, his act meets the legal qualifications for a 1st degree murder charge under Oklahoma law. Whether or not someone might interject personal feelings related to another crime and thus change their view of how they might respond based on that, has nothing at all to do with whether this was murder or not.
Juries are to decide cases based on the rule of law, not their personal feelings, sympathies or lack of such.