Saturday, May 06, 2017
Followup MN: Plea Bargain in Shooting of Fleeing Home Invader
Sixty-five-year-old David Pettersen, who lives near the town of Madelia, shot Nicolas Embertson on Jan. 28 as the 19-year-old from Madelia and two of his friends drove off after a failed home invasion.
Pettersen was charged with manslaughter but pleaded guilty in Watonwan County District Court this week to a lesser charge of discharging a firearm.
His attorney, Jim Fleming, told the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2pErpM7 ) Thursday it was self-defense and they wanted to avoid the risk of a trial.