Thursday, January 5, 2012

Young Mom Kills Burglar, Now His Accomplice Charged In Dead Burglar's Death

There was an interesting story over at NPR that looked at a deadly home invasion in Oklahoma. An 18 year old mother was home alone with her baby when two men broke into the home. The young mother ended up killing one of the intruders.

Now there's this legal twist: According to The Oklahoman, "the dead man's [alleged] accomplice in the home invasion is being implicated in his death." Authorities say Dustin Louis Stewart, 29, was with Martin and was also trying to break into the home.

"When you're engaged in a crime such as first-degree burglary and a death results from the events of that crime, you're subject to prosecution for it," Grady County Assistant District Attorney James Walters told the newspaper.

It's ironic how the law of parties works sometimes.


  1. The felony murder rule has changed so much since it was written in. I have known many similar cases to this. It's a good and sometimes a bad thing; but a great lesson in law and picking your companions wisely.


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