How much real time do you think this guy will serve?
The Judge will forget that if he sought to find this woman and her two kids so badly that he checked into the crawl space he had a plan of what to do to them. Most criminals would avoid finding the homeowner, take what they wanted and leave.
This guy did nothing to her and the kids because she shot him so he is merely guilty of an unarmed burglary.He won’t get much time.
We cannot punish people for what they intended to do—or rather so far we haven’t. It is like finding someone guilty of ATTEMPTED murder. Is there really any difference between attempted and actual. The fact is that person meant to kill ,but circumstances stopped them. Is someone who meant to kill any less guilty than one who did.?
According to the law Yes. According to me—No.
I will guess less than a year and more probably less than 6 months.