Wednesday, July 24, 2013

IN:Shooting Death of Intruder Armed with Hatchet Ruled Self Defense

LaPORTE, Ind. — No criminal charges will be filed against a house renter who shot and killed a Three Oaks Township man on July 8 after the man broke in wielding a hatchet.

LaPorte County Prosecutor Bob Szilagyi said Stephen Penny was clearly acting in self-defense during the confrontation north of Hudson Lake in northern LaPorte County. Szilagyi’s office said it will take no further action.

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