A Gardnerville, Nev., home-owner shot and killed a man who broke
into his home. According to police reports, Walter Francis Hetrick
of Antioch, Calif., broke a window next to a door at 11:24 p.m. and
then entered through the door. Charles Cryderman heard someone
breaking in and called police. The homeowner, armed with a .357-cal.
revolver, then shot the intruder when he entered his home. Douglas
County Sheriff's investigator Mike Biaggini said that a man
protecting 'his castle' against someone committing a felony such as
home invasion and burglary is allowed to defend himself. "He was in
fear of his life," Biaggini explained. "His whole family was there."
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