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Teresa Klostreich, Published June 25 2009

Was it necessary to kill intruder?

Regarding the case of Joel LaFromboise, who entered someone’s apartment and refused to leave:

I am surprised so many people think killing him was justified. I understand people have a right to protect their home, and in a normal burglarly-home invasion case, I am usually on the side of the homeowner. But this kid wasn’t looking to rob anyone, based on his behavior. He didn’t directly threaten anyone or brandish a weapon.

If he was drunk, couldn’t you push him over? Couldn’t he have been shot in the leg or arm?

It seems a little more like Texas than Minnesota to be killing people who haven’t threatened you except by entering your unlocked home without permission.