GUN Police: Sex offender dies during home invasion

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Police: Sex offender dies during home invasion
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-in-sexoffender-invas,0,2283659.story
    5:35 PM CDT, September 28, 2008

    INDIANAPOLIS - A convicted sex offender died Sunday during a struggle with a father who found the naked man in or near his 17-year-old daughter's bedroom, police said.

    Police responding to a call from the city's northwest side about 3:20 a.m. found 64-year-old Robert McNally on the hallway floor with his arm around the neck of 52-year-old David T. Meyers, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Mount said Meyers had a heart condition and may have had a heart attack. An autopsy was planned.

    Police said Meyers was naked except for a mask and latex gloves and had entered the home through a window near the girl's bedroom with rope, condoms and a knife. He was familiar with the home's layout because it belonged to a relative, police said.

    The girl awoke and screamed when she saw the man in her room, police said. The father responded and struggled with the intruder while the girl's mother phoned 911.

    Police did not anticipate any charges against McNally.

    "If a person breaks into your home, you are justified in using deadly force in defending your family," said Mount. "In this situation, I don't think he was trying to kill him, he was trying to hold him down."

    Meyers had served 10 years in prison for criminal confinement and sexual deviate conduct and was wanted in Boone County for failure to register as a sex offender. He was registered as a sex offender in Marion County.

    Police said Meyers lived with his mother and had recently lost his job.

    The death is under investigation and will be reviewed by a Marion County prosecutor.

    "Nobody wins," McNally told The Indianapolis Star. "It's a lose-lose situation for everybody. He has family also."

    He said his daughter went to church Sunday after the incident.
     
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    Nobody wins?

    Sex offender registry fails (as usual). Dude defends family. Good guys win. One less criminal predator on the streets.
     
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    I love how, in the same sentence, they say deadly force was justified yet try to act like 'everything is ok' because he wasn't trying to kill the guy. :rolleyes:
     
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    If I ever have to defend my home or family against an invader, and I'm asked "when you shot the intruder, was your intention to kill him?" I'll say "No, my intention was to protect my family. His death was an unfortunate but acceptable side effect."
     
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    "I intended to stop the threat Officer. It took 15 rounds and a reload until I was confident there was no long a threat."

    And yeah, sounds to me like everyone was a winner except the sex predator.
     
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