The suspects said they went to rob the tenants, but didn’t know the couple moved into the house just days prior and the intended targets were now gone.
The 19-year-old girl who was killed was found to be in possession of a knife and a gun, and had gained entry into the home by removing a window AC unit.
Harvey Lembo’s lawyer said the suit is about ensuring people like him are given the opportunity to use their constitutional rights to defend themselves.
“The sound was enough to scare them off,” said Andrew Buckland. “It was money well spent.”
The boy’s mother said she kept the gun in the home for protection, but that she never taught her son how to use it.
The suspects fled from the home, but five days after the break-in, one of the suspects turned himself in.
When authorities showed up at a hotel room to arrest a hitchhiker picked up by Franklin, he apparently thought they were there for him instead.
When it comes to owning a gun in America and the veracity and frequency of gun-related crimes, there is something that comes to my mind: violence.
“I guess, he thought I was going to shoot, because he screamed,” Dildine said, referring to the moment he displayed his handgun.
The couple knew something wasn’t right when the teens approached their home, and soon thereafter they displayed a gun and announced a robbery.