[Guest post by DRJ]
A recent home invasion in Central Texas community of Bastrop (outside Austin) resulted in the intruder’s death. What sets this case apart is that the homeowner didn’t use a gun and he was more than twice the age of the intruder:
“Late last Friday, 75-year-old Marion Lee Hill, pictured below, arrived to his Cedar Creek home to find [37-year-old Jonathon Warner] Jones in the midst of a home invasion, the Bastrop Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. A struggle ensued in the living room and led into the kitchen, where Hill, a longtime Cedar Creek resident and business owner, stabbed Jones in the left arm and chest, officials said. Jones was dead when police arrived, said Bastrop Sheriff Terry Pickering.
Hill is not facing any charges, and the case is being considered one of self-defense, Bastrop Sheriff’s Office officials have said.”
The now deceased intruder has a mug shot posted at the link and was wanted on other charges. The moral of this story? Don’t mess with anyone in Central Texas.