The teen first told deputies his friend was shot during a home invasion robbery, but he later confessed to accidentally shooting him while smoking pot.
The prosecutor noted that a significant age difference, as seen in this case, can contribute to the perceived threat of danger.
“I tried to kill him,” Roberson said after the incident. “Anybody break in on me, I’m going to kill them. He’s going to kill me or I’m going to kill him.”
Kay Dickinson said at first she thought he was going to kill her, but when he took her to the bedroom and bound her, she feared rape was the motive.
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Kvitova was forced into a bathroom with a knife held to her throat and as she struggled with her assailant suffered severe cuts to her left hand.
The suspect told police he wasn’t sure if he had taken any drugs and, in fact, could not even tell them where he was when they arrived on the scene.
Authorities say, although no doubt an unusual choice for a weapon, the intruder’s intent with the crochet hook was to harm the homeowner.
Calvin Edwards tried to shoot the resident during a struggle, but the resident was able to turn Edwards’ hands so that he shot himself instead.
After the suspect forced his way inside, a struggle ensued between the two men, during which time the homeowner gained control of the suspect’s gun.