Originally Posted by aturnis
Breaking into somebody's home is stupid. It doesn't have to end in death. If she shot him, and clearly gained the upper hand, she should have stopped, let the cops pick him up and let a jury decide his fate.
You idiots probably defend cops who murder idiots.
Honestly had she shot him say in the hallway of her house as he entered the house my opinion of her would probably be fairly different than what she did.
Consider her actions, her first act was to gather her children and go up to her bedroom and lock the door. Allowing the intruder free range of the house to steal whatever he wanted. She then further retreated to the bathroom and locked THAT door. Still further she retreated up a crawl space. At any point in time she would have been legally permitted to leave her hiding place and come out and shoot him and it would have been justified.
She made every effort to retreat and then some. Yet he still pursued them. Can you imagine what would be going through your wife/gf's mind as she's hearing a person break through both her bedroom and bathroom door with a crowbar? Shear and complete panic would be my guess.
When you're under the influence of adrenaline your perception of time can totally change. She likely had no idea how many times she pulled the trigger and didn't realize it was empty until the gun stopped firing. For her to be panicked and still hit the guy 5 times out of 6 she had to be at near point blank range.
Even shot 5 times the dude was still able to to leave the house and get into his SUV. If that doesn't describe someone who is still a potential threat I don't know what does.
Even so that lady will likely be scared for life about what she had to do. An this reporter has the gall to imply that she tried to murder the intruder....just no words......