This one has a Joe Horn mention. I guess the lesson is, if you want to gun down random people in Texas, you have to claim that you felt threatened. It’s probably not enough to say you did it because they were stealing someone else’s stuff.
A Kingsland man Wednesday was indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide after the district attorney said he misunderstood the state’s so-called “castle law.” [. . . ]
Oakes says he thought Rowe was breaking into his neighbor’s home. Attorneys say the law allowing homeowners to use deadly force to protect their own homes does not apply in this case.
“The castle doctrine refers to your own castle. Not somebody else’s. You can’t take weapons and start hunting down people that you think did something wrong,” said Keith Hampton, criminal defense attorney.