Or maybe Noble is an idiot?
In fact, Dave Burns was convicted of manslaughter back in 1974:
Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010
The alleged gunman in an apparent murder-suicide at an Edmonton car dealership Friday was convicted of killing a teenager in the 1970s.
According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Dave Burns pleaded guilty to manslaughter after the fatal stabbing of Garvin Dale Inglis, 18, at a party in Winnipeg in 1974.
The report says the two fought over a spilled drink. Burns, 19 at the time, was sentenced to four years in prison.
Co-workers have identified Burns, 55, as the gunman in a fatal shooting at the Great West Chrysler dealership near Stony Plain Road and 178th Street on Friday.
Police have not identified the shooter or the victims, but they do say a man with a gun walked into the dealership at about 7:50 a.m. MT and opened fire.
He shot two people, killing one and wounding another, before turning the gun on himself.
Garth Inglis, the cousin of Garvin Dale Inglis, told CBC News Burns should not have been walking the street.
"It just upset us all that the guy got away with [killing my cousin] and didn't get punished for it. Like, to get a couple of years for going home, getting a knife coming back and killing another person and you only serve about two years in jail, like, there was no justice," he said.
"If they hadda punished him the way he should have been punished he wouldn't have been able to do it again. That guy in Edmonton, that more than likely didn't do anything wrong, would still be alive."
The second victim is in critical condition in hospital.
Co-workers say Burns was recently suspended for making racial comments.
The dealership was to remain closed over the weekend. It was expected to reopen Monday.
Autopsies on the victim and the suspect are scheduled for Monday.