The Times-Union/Journal, Jacksonville, FL, 10/23/88
Sunday, January 1, 1989
Two men had broken through the screened porch of Melvin Hogg
Jr.'s home in Jacksonville, Fla. When the homeowner saw one forcing
his way through the window, he shot and killed the intruder. The
other fled. The slain man was recently let out of prison, nearly
half the sentence of his burglary conviction suspended. Ruling the
shooting justifiable, the assistant state's attorney said: "People
have the right to protect their property and their home. I've got a
lot of sympathy for a homeowner who feels his life is in danger."
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