Thursday, July 11, 2013

Colorado Homeowner Shoots and Kills Career Criminal During Burglary Attempt

This is from a purpose-specific blog, so I'll link it:

Colorado Homeowner Shoots and Kills Career Criminal During Burglary Attempt

How bad was the criminal?
The coroner identified the deceased as 29-year-old Charles McLaughlin.

A 7NEWS check found that McLaughlin has a six-page Colorado criminal history, including arrests for burglary, auto theft, resisting arrest, DUI and violating of a protection order.
So, that's pretty bad.  Loss of life is always regrettable, but I much prefer a lawful homeowner ending up safe to becoming a victim.  Based on his history, this criminal had no intention of reform.  It's too bad we didn't see his pattern as severe enough to leave him in jail rather than allowing a situation to develop where a homeowner was forced to shoot him.

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