Is it self defense or excessive force when you kill someone breaking into your neighbors home?

by: Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Joe Horn, a 61 year old caucasian resident of Pasadena, Texas, killed what he perceived to be two African American males that were breaking into his neighbors’ home.IT turneed out that the suspects were Columbian.
The problem, he was on the phone with 911 at the time. The dispatcher told him to stay away from the crime scene. The dispatcher repeatedly warned Mr. Horn to stay inside. Horn told the dispatcher that he was going to kill the two would be thieves and all of this was caught on tape.

Now, there are some who would have us believe that he was acting in self defense, even though there was no sign of any weapons and the suspects were shot in the back. There was also no indication that Mr. Horn or his property was in immediate danger.

Self defense or excessive force, what do you think?

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2 comments on “Is it self defense or excessive force when you kill someone breaking into your neighbors home?

  1. That was excessive force. He was in no danger whatsoever. They had no weapons, he was just scared thinking he was laying out a few brothers breaking and entering. sick and sad.

  2. lexie says:

    I have has someone trying to break into my home for the last two months. I really wish that one of my neighbors or my family members would catch this asshole that keeps doing this to my family. If i were to see someone breaking into my neighbors home or my own i would shoot them to. So I think that Mr. Horn Should be let go and thanked for trying to save his neighbors and there belongings.
    Thank you, Lexie mesa v

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