Meet Roderick Scott who shot and killed 17 Y/O Christopher Cervini

Not guilty: But Roderick Scott is a Black man and Christopher Cervini was a white boy

The verdict in the manslaughter trial of Roderick Scott. After more than 19 hours of deliberations over two days, a jury acquitted the Greece man in the shooting death of Christopher Cervini, 17, last April.

roderick-scott“I just want to say thank you to the people who believed in me, who stood by me,” Scott said following the verdict. “I still have my regrets for the Cervini family; it’s still an unfortunate situation for them. I am happy that at least this chapter is over.”

As deliberations dragged on over two days and the jury asked for testimony to be read back, Scott admits he didn’t know how it would all turn out.

“I was nervous of course,” he said. “You never know what direction this whole thing is going to turn, so I have no idea. But it worked out and I feel that justice (was) served today.”

Cervini’s family members say justice wasn’t served. They say Christopher was murdered in cold blood, that he’d never been in trouble and Scott acted as judge, jury and executioner.

“The message is that we can all go out and get guns and feel anybody that we feel is threatening us and lie about the fact,” said Jim Cervini, Christopher’s father. “My son never threatened anybody. He was a gentle child, his nature was gentle, he was a good person and he was never, ever arrested for anything, and has never been in trouble. He was 16 years and four months old, and he was slaughtered.”

Scott says he acted in self defense when he confronted Cervini and two others saying they were stealing from neighbors cars. He told them he had a gun and ordered them to freeze and wait for police.

Scott says he shot Cervini twice when the victim charged toward him yelling he was going to get Scott.

via Jury Finds Roderick Scott Not Guilty – Rochester.

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3 Comments

  1. You are right that there is evidence that PROVES Mr. Scott was not guilty. But that is not necessary for him to be not guilty. He was not guilty the moment he was arrested and charged because the state had yet to prove beyond a reasonable doubt he was guilty. Even IF Cervini wasn’t drunk or high had he charged or attempted to assault Mr. Scott him being shot was justified. Do we have proof or eyewitness accounts of Mr. Cervini attacking him?
    We do have that in the Zmmerman trial an eye witness saw TM on top of GZ and GZ had injuries consistent with an assault.
    Also characterizing GZ as stalking or hunting TM is disingenuous. GZ was following TM and observing his behavior. As far as we know TM attacked GZ unprovoked or out of sheer annoyance that he was being watched or followed (this is what the evidence has shown) and therefore placed himself at the mercy of GZ’s gun.
    Both RS and GZ were doing what they believed to be right protecting their neighborhoods from crime. Just because one situation bore out an actual crime BEFORE the confrontation is irrelevant. I applaud both GZ AND RS for exercising their 2nd amendment rights to protect themselves from harm.

  2. “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE! JUSTICE FOR THE WHITE KID! BURN DOWN YOUR GROCERY STORE, LOOT THE NEIGHBORHOOD, SET TRASH CANS ON FIRE!”
    Oh wait, I am not black. Nevermind.