Thursday, August 13, 2015
Followup OR: No Charges for Man who Shot, Killed, Intruder
A Grants Pass homeowner who killed a prowler attempting to enter his home where his children were sleeping will not face criminal charges, the Josephine County District Attorney's Office decided today.
Charles Beaumont Buckman, of 958 W. Park St., shot and killed 32-year-old Matthew Durbin of Grants Pass after Durbin repeatedly tried to break into the Buckmans' house July 14.
"Mr. Buckman had a reasonable belief he was acting in self-defense of himself and his family," the DA's office said in a news release.