Homeowner Rick Colwell said he heard something that woke him up at about midnight a month ago. He said he checked his house and found no one, but instinct prompted him to load his gun…
The couple said seconds after the search, Alan Charles Hampton came into their bedroom and hit Rick with a stool before launching several blows.
“He hit me with all he had and I blocked the majority of it,” Rick Colwell said. “(I) put one in the tube and just started shooting.”
Hampton, a guy with “a rap sheet and was a schizophrenic who may have been off his medication,” was hit and retreated. He died of his wounds.
This bit is nice:
Officials said this incident was clearly a case of self-defense, but some argue the castle doctrine is too broad, because there doesn’t have to be a threat of physical harm.
Maybe they missed
Alan Charles Hampton came into their bedroom and hit Rick with a stool before launching several blows.
“He hit me with all he had”
Anyone who is in someone else’s house uninvited is a very serious threat.