In Texas, if you kill a burglar in your home, no matter how gruesomely, they pin a medal on you. The police very rarely take you in for questioning, and the D.A. doesn’t leave you dangling for weeks while they consider whether to press charges against you for defending yourself and your property. All you have to face for certain is an automatic grand jury review of your actions. Since the jury is a bunch of Texans, something really has to be amiss for you to get in trouble.
I feel for the kid in this story. It really sounds like they’re going to make him sweat while they take their sweet time deciding if he should have screamed like a school girl and locked himself in a closet when confronted by a life-long criminal.
[via Wheels within Wheels]