There is nothing wrong with what this guy did. For all the SHTF enthusiasts out there you must wrap your minds around this. Perfect training exercise. All the people sitting around decrying the decline of civilization but yet are unwillingly to pull that trigger. Again and again and again.
“For all the SHTF enthusiasts”
Yeah,, that was totally SHTF. Real TEOTWAWKI stuff there. /
Nonsense. Once the intruders were neutralized and no longer a threat, executing them becomes a crime in and of itself. The guy can try to make the argument that the wounded youths were still a threat. Good luck with that.
Having your home broken into does not convey unlimited rights to assault the intruders with a firearm, nor should it.
I'm very much a "Castle Doctrine" believer, but the facts of this case seem to indicate that the homeowner committed a crime far greater than that which was committed against him.
Just tracking through his story he used his deadly force to defend himself. Then, when they were disabled, he used deadly force to kill them.
There's some passage of time between the events as well ~ between disabling them and killing them.
That's considered MURDER!
Actually, I don't believe his story.
I know what you are saying, but we aren't there yet.
One of the ironies of a declining civilization is that the civilized are supposed to abide by the rules until the civilization is gone.
While there are rules, we stick with them.
When the rules go away, things will be different and what we call civilization is done. Then we have a period of upheaval, and maybe we can get it back, utilizing brutal means (by the standards of the now-done civilization).
In some quarters, it is gone already, at least for short, localized events (like 'flash mobs').
The biggest difficulty will be in the transition.
As for these two, I can't say one way or the other. 'Cute' does not equal nice, and I have seen some sordid types use their looks to be even more sordid, banking on the 'cute=good' bit to get away with it.
I don't know enough about the parties involved to judge, one way or the other, but under the current set of rules, 'finishing off' the bad guys is considered bad form, at least legally.