It appears she came up with a bizarre plan to take heat stemming from a 2011 murder off of her and that plan included killing an innocent man.
“You do have the right to protect inside your home and you have the right to protect anyone inside,” said Sheriff Scott Lolley of the homeowner’s actions.
The key witness in a high-profile murder case in which the suspect’s conviction was overturned shot and killed a man who confronted her at her home in O’Fallon, Missouri, but investigators believe the two are unrelated.
The Coos County district attorney said the teen’s use of force was no doubt justified, as the teen feared for his safety.
Marquita Turner said when she saw the man in her house the only thing she could think of was harming him before he harmed her.
The 33-year-old mother of two shot an intruder once after finding him in her 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
The suspect was arrested on several charges, including animal cruelty, but was released on a $1,000 bond after just five days.
After drinking at a friend’s house, the group of teens began banging repeatedly on the man’s door, believing it was someone else’s home.
Patrick Decker had a colorful criminal history that included two convictions for 1st degree rape, kidnapping, assault and burglary.
As the intruder dragged the little girl down the stairs, she did a pressure move on his neck, causing him to drop her so she could run for help.