Sunday, July 22, 2012

FL:  Homeowner justified when shooting intruder:  "Prosecutors say a man was legally justified when he fatally shot a 40-year-old man who barged into his Winter Haven home.  The Polk County State Attorney's Office on Tuesday announced that William Cornwell won't face charges in the May 27 death of Christopher Deese. It's the second time prosecutors have found Cornwell justified in using deadly force.  The Ledger of Lakeland reports Cornwell shot someone who was breaking into his home in 2009. That person survived and was later sent to prison.  Authorities say Deese was intoxicated and likely trying to find his girlfriend's house when he started beating and kicking Cornwell's door about 4 a.m. Cornwell grabbed his gun and confronted Deese at the door while his wife called 911. He fired when Deese charged at him."  

TX: Alleged burglar shot in left leg:  "A Wichita Falls man with a history of criminal activity was shot in the left leg when a surprised homeowner found him in a room Tuesday afternoon.  Wichita Falls police were en route to a burglary of a habitation call at 4:27 p.m. when dispatchers told officers shots were fired. According to Public Information Officer Joe Snyder, the homeowner shot at the suspect when he found him in the master bedroom of his home.  Nieves Molina Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with one count of burglary of a habitation and one count of criminal trespassing following the incident.  According to police reports, the homeowner heard noise in the master bedroom of his home. When he went to investigate, he found the suspect holding a pry bar in one hand. The homeowner fired one shot at him."

MI:  66-year-old woman  shoots intruder:  "Facing a menacing intruder in her home on Wednesday night, 66-year-old Rosa Myles said she was "nothing but a trembling leaf."  With a gun in her hand.  Fearing for her life, she shot the intruder once in the chest.  "He said 'don't shoot me again," Myles said.  She fired again anyway, this time striking him in the left arm.  Two gun shot wounds, however, were enough to send the man running from the home -- only to be caught by police within minutes at a nearby home.  On Friday, Dominique M. Carter, 19, was arraigned on first degree home invasion and assault with intent to rob while armed charges. He had a large cast on his arm and hospital gown over his body, looking very much like he messed with the wrong woman.   Friday, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said Myles will not face any charges in the shooting."

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