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The Record-Courier, Gardnerville, NV, 08/06/03

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

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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