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One Teen Killed, Another Wounded in Home Invasion (TX)
KTBS ^ | June 19, 2006 | Staff

Posted on 06/20/2006 10:39:43 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old was seriously wounded today when a homeowner shot them while defending himself from a home invasion, Longview, Texas, police said.

No charges were immediately filed against the homeowner. Police this afternoon said they were still investigating.

The homeowner told police he was asleep about 3:30 a.m. when he heard the sound of glass breaking. He got a gun and found several people in the living room.

Police said the homeowner told them one of the intruders was holding something he thought was a gun, so he opened fire.

Trenton Joseph Houghton, 15, of Hallsville was found in woods behind the Camille Street house. He was pronounced dead at Longview Regional Medical Center.

The 14-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was found at a house in Longview after police got calls that a wounded boy was there. He was listed in fair condition this afternoon in the intensive care unit at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

The homeowner kept a third youth, 17-year-old Gregory Allison, at the house until officers arrived, police said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; bang; banglist; defenseofproperty; goodriddance; gregory; gun; guns; justice; propertyrights; selfdefense; texas; trenton
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1 posted on 06/20/2006 10:39:47 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

In Texas, the use of deadly force to stop a home invasion is pre-approved.


2 posted on 06/20/2006 10:40:34 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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3 posted on 06/20/2006 10:40:36 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (If you're proud to hold the American Flag, then the Flag is proud to be held by you.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I suppose you realize that the headline is totally misleading.


4 posted on 06/20/2006 10:40:45 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Let us not flinch from identifying liberalism as the opposition party to God.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Displaced from NO by Katrina?


5 posted on 06/20/2006 10:41:02 AM PDT by AK2KX
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To: ichabod1

I don't see how you mean, but FR mods like us to use the actual title of the story from the news source.


6 posted on 06/20/2006 10:41:56 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (If you're proud to hold the American Flag, then the Flag is proud to be held by you.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Badda Bing!

Nice shootin' Tex.


7 posted on 06/20/2006 10:42:29 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Don't break into a private residence...ever...and p[articularly not at 3 AM. Your life is forfeit if you do...and should be.

If the incident occurred as reported, then the homeonwer was well within his rights and I applaud him for understanding and applying his second amendment rights to a situation that could have been dealy to he and his family.

8 posted on 06/20/2006 10:43:06 AM PDT by Jeff Head (God, family, country)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Excellent work. Anyone who's been the victim of a home robbery has dreams about catching the scum in the act, there's no worse violation short of rape and murder.


9 posted on 06/20/2006 10:43:43 AM PDT by wvobiwan (If you're not part of the solution, you're obviously a liberal Democrat.)
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To: Xenalyte

Trenton, you done broke into the wrong house.


10 posted on 06/20/2006 10:43:53 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Zindabad Azadi)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Not your fault for the misleading headline.

These were burglars, not "teens"


11 posted on 06/20/2006 10:45:20 AM PDT by digger48
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Don't mess with Texas.


12 posted on 06/20/2006 10:48:13 AM PDT by freedom4me ("Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom."--Ben Franklin)
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To: Xenalyte

Whoa, you beat the PING by 2 seconds.


13 posted on 06/20/2006 10:48:14 AM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; ichabod1
I suppose you realize that the headline is totally misleading.

I don't see how you mean, but FR mods like us to use the actual title of the story from the news source.

I agree that the title is misleading in that from reading the headline you would think the teens were residents of the home being invaded. The local news station website SHOULD have titled the article: "One Home Invader Killed, Another Wounded, and One Arrested in Burglary Attempt". Of course you were correct to use the original title of the story even though the "media" did such a bad job in writing the headline.

14 posted on 06/20/2006 10:48:30 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I love headlines like this.


15 posted on 06/20/2006 10:49:47 AM PDT by gridlock (In Nov '06 the 'Pubbies will pick up 2 in the Senate and 4 in the House. You read it here first!)
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To: ichabod1
The Headline: One Teen Killed, Another Wounded in Home Invasion (TX)

Your Comment: "I suppose you realize that the headline is totally misleading"

Very first line of post:
A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old was seriously wounded today when a homeowner shot them while defending himself from a home invasion, Longview, Texas, police said.

Seems pretty straight forward to me, care to expound?
16 posted on 06/20/2006 10:51:54 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The homeowner told police he was asleep about 3:30 a.m. when he heard the sound of glass breaking. He got a gun and found several people in the living room.

Any bets who would have been dead had the gun laws the libs want were in place?

17 posted on 06/20/2006 10:52:52 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (LINCOLN: "...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time>")
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To: gridlock
I love headlines like this.
I love a story with a happy ending....
18 posted on 06/20/2006 10:53:41 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Headline is wrong.

"Juvenille offender stopped dead in his tracks."


19 posted on 06/20/2006 10:55:53 AM PDT by weegee (happy holidays and seasons greetings...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

You'd never know that these punks were the perpetrators from the title of the article.


20 posted on 06/20/2006 10:56:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: VRWCmember

The media likes to include this type of statistic in talking about the number of children killed by guns every year.


21 posted on 06/20/2006 10:56:55 AM PDT by weegee (happy holidays and seasons greetings...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Thank GOD and the Constitution for our right to defend and protect ourselves.


22 posted on 06/20/2006 10:56:55 AM PDT by Dustbunny (Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me)
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To: GrandEagle

I know a teen who was wounded in a home invasion case in Texas. Only thing was he and his family had come home to find that their house was "invaded" and had his skull cracked with a lead pipe by the crook.

While "factually" correct, the headline is misleading. No mention (in the headline) as to whether anyone who BELONGED in the home was injured. The media is lying by ommission.


23 posted on 06/20/2006 11:00:13 AM PDT by weegee (happy holidays and seasons greetings...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

If you're in my home uninvited, you've surrendered any "rights" you THINK you have under the Constitution.....


24 posted on 06/20/2006 11:00:26 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: Xenalyte
Believe it or not, such a provision is also found in California.

California Penal Code Section 197:
197. Homicide is also justifiable when committed by any person in any of the following cases:

1. When resisting any attempt to murder any person, or to commit a felony, or to do some great bodily injury upon any person; or,

2. When committed in defense of habitation, property, or person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony, or against one who manifestly intends and endeavors, in a violent, riotous or tumultuous manner, to enter the habitation of another for the purpose of offering violence to any person therein; or,

3. When committed in the lawful defense of such person, or of a wife or husband, parent, child, master, mistress, or servant of such person, when there is reasonable ground to apprehend a design to commit a felony or to do some great bodily injury, and imminent danger of such design being accomplished; but such person, or the person in whose behalf the defense was made, if he was the assailant or engaged in mutual combat, must really and in good faith have endeavored to decline any further struggle before the homicide was committed; or,

4. When necessarily committed in attempting, by lawful ways and means, to apprehend any person for any felony committed, or in lawfully suppressing any riot, or in lawfully keeping and preserving the peace.

Just thought you might want to know...

25 posted on 06/20/2006 11:02:13 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Sounds like a good shoot to me. Guy showed restraint in not plugging the third little criminal IMO.


26 posted on 06/20/2006 11:03:14 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.- Aeschylus)
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To: GrandEagle

It sounds like they were the victims of the home invasion, not the perpetrators.


27 posted on 06/20/2006 11:03:17 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Let us not flinch from identifying liberalism as the opposition party to God.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I understand why you used the headline -- not criticizing you, I'm criticizing the drive-by media who makes this about the perps, not the victims.


28 posted on 06/20/2006 11:06:56 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Let us not flinch from identifying liberalism as the opposition party to God.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The homeowner needs to file a civil lawsuit against the families of these criminals for emotional distress, pain, suffering, the cost of the shattered window and the shotgun shells.

Mark

29 posted on 06/20/2006 11:08:42 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: ichabod1
I suppose you realize that the headline is totally misleading.

Aren't they all?

30 posted on 06/20/2006 11:10:20 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Freerepublic - The website where "Freepers" is not in the spell checker dictionary...)
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To: ichabod1; weegee
I see your point.
Seems a bit nitpicky to me, but I'll go with it.

Cordially,
GE
31 posted on 06/20/2006 11:11:20 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: GrandEagle
Here was another headline today that generated negative responses...

Al-Zarqawi's successor gets the credit

32 posted on 06/20/2006 11:14:42 AM PDT by weegee (happy holidays and seasons greetings...)
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To: Xenalyte
Get ready the teens "single" parent will be filling a lawsuit against the homeowner for excessive use of force on her son who was just being a kid........
33 posted on 06/20/2006 11:14:58 AM PDT by martinidon (Bush won sKerry lost and Soro's is out millions for nothing!)
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To: weegee

I'd like this headline better:

One home-invader killed; another wounded (TX)



34 posted on 06/20/2006 11:15:35 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (I defend the right to offend!)
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To: Xenalyte
In Texas, the use of deadly force to stop a home invasion is pre-approved.

I thought that in Texas that it is also legal to fire at somebody if they are simply on your property, not even in your house. Anybody know if that is true?

35 posted on 06/20/2006 11:16:48 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: MarkL

"The homeowner needs to file a civil lawsuit against the families of these criminals for emotional distress, pain, suffering, the cost of the shattered window and the shotgun shells."

Post of the day!


36 posted on 06/20/2006 11:17:05 AM PDT by martinidon (Bush won sKerry lost and Soro's is out millions for nothing!)
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To: GrandEagle
Oh come on:

A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old was seriously wounded today when a homeowner shot them while defending himself from a home invasion

From the above sentence, it isn't even made clear that the little beasts were shot inside the homeowner's house after breaking into it. Maybe they were asleep in the next house over, in their bunny rabbit jammies, and were hit by stray bullets by that bad GUNowner defending his house from invasion.

Whoever wrote this has gone to a lot of trouble to evoke sympathy for the budding criminals who were shot, instead of the homeowner, who didn't ask to be put in that situation.

37 posted on 06/20/2006 11:17:28 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: weegee
Your point is well taken. Their choice of "credit" is very telling don't you think?

Cordially,
GE
38 posted on 06/20/2006 11:19:42 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: hellinahandcart
Oh come on:
LOL!! ALRIGHT!!!!
I CONCEED!

When I read the headline the picture in my mind was exactly what happened. But then I am a suspicious person.

Cordially,
GE
39 posted on 06/20/2006 11:22:10 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: hellinahandcart
( Mumbling under breath as I walk off )
Still seems nitpicky to me.

Just had to do it - sounds just like my children sometimes...

Cordially,
GE
40 posted on 06/20/2006 11:24:29 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
I thought that in Texas that it is also legal to fire at somebody if they are simply on your property, not even in your house. Anybody know if that is true?

IN Texas it is a "defense to prosecution" to use deadly force to stop malicious mischief "at night".... A defense to prosecution means you will need a lawyer.....

This law has it's origins in the cattle rustling days....

Most Texans are not in the habit of shooting unless life in threatened....

41 posted on 06/20/2006 11:26:50 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Don't getuptight about b.s. criticism, GOOD POST, good job.
Thanks


42 posted on 06/20/2006 11:33:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: GrandEagle
Seems pretty straight forward to me, care to expound?

I'm with you on this one.

A home was invaded. Teens were killed and wounded. As I read the headline, those are the facts. I want to read more. The headline worked.

To say the headline is "misleading" is, at best, a stretch. At worst, it stinks of an attempt to blame another for one's own unsupportable jump to a false conclusion.

43 posted on 06/20/2006 11:34:20 AM PDT by newgeezer
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To: Xenalyte

In Texas, you can use lethal force to defend your property as well. A few years back, a Dallas man shot and killed two men who were stealing his hubcaps. (In a bit of racial irony, the thiefs were white and the hero black.)

On the local news, a white-trash wife of one of the thieves, tearily exclaimed, "It was only property!".

Dallas grand jury refused to indict. Heh-heh. Love it.


44 posted on 06/20/2006 11:36:30 AM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: newgeezer
I'm with you on this one.
Thanks, I was beginning to doubt myself :)

GE
45 posted on 06/20/2006 11:36:48 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: ichabod1

Plus the first three sentences.


46 posted on 06/20/2006 11:37:20 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: stinkerpot65

Stories like that just warm my heart! ;)


47 posted on 06/20/2006 11:37:23 AM PDT by Xenalyte (The wages of sin are death, but after taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.)
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To: GrandEagle
Sorry, Big Bird. Didn't mean to seem like I was piling on. I posted before reading the whole thread (and seeing where you already acknowledged that we were right. :D)
48 posted on 06/20/2006 11:40:36 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
Sorry, Big Bird. ...
No problem my FRiend, I've got pretty thick skin. :)

Cordially,
GE
49 posted on 06/20/2006 11:44:38 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: newgeezer
Did the youths have a gun or other weapon?
It seems that this fact is missing from the story.

If it is known that the yoots had a weapon then that is a major omission by the reporter. Not having a weapon does not excuse the goons from getting shot.
50 posted on 06/20/2006 11:45:39 AM PDT by TLOne (All the terrorists want is for us to bow and worship their god. Oh, and let them rule.)
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