Sounds to me like they weren't pros. Even the best make mistakes now and then. I hear it on my scanner from time to time. I think if the suspects knew the victims, it would have come out by now.<quoted text>
Yep! Being a female is sometimes a death sentence. Looks like what Repubuies are shooting for here.
Story above is, "5 suspects invaded a home in a small, mostly Military town near me. It was around 5:30 PM, late Jan, this year,so it was still light out. Homeowner/Renter? and his roommate were home, both College students. Homeowner shot two of the intruders, one died, one injured in Hospital. Other 3 got away, but were identified by the injured one. Greene County Prosecutors have charged all 4 with murder in the death of their accomplice along with Burglary, and other charges. Home owner/occupant not charged.
Not clear why they picked that particular home, likely a prior connection to Occupants, but no excuse, of course and now they are charged with murder.
Before the castle doctrine, the home owner would have technically been arrested, and then would have to appear in court to have the shooting ruled justified. Even then, he would still be liable for the death and injury he caused.
Not anymore. Now you can legally shoot and kill any intruder in your home. This is tricky for the robbers. Not many people have a landline phone anymore. What they used to do was look up the address in the phone book and call the house a few times to help insure there was nobody home. Now many of us use our cell phone only for communications and you can't look that number up in a phone book.