“Fearing for your life” only works for Police State thugs. Regular people go to prison.
On July 23, 2013, Robin Duane Boyer caught Brandon Pacheco stealing several old car batteries from Boyer’s rural Turlock home.
The prosecution said Boyer fired a shotgun at Pacheco from 20 yards away as Pacheco was trying to leave. The defense said Boyer feared for his life after repeated brazen burglaries at the home and fired the gun to protect himself.
Stanislaus Superior Court Judge Ricardo Córdova on Wednesday sentenced Boyer, 62, to seven years in prison for shooting Pacheco. The defendant faced a maximum of 14 years in prison.
A jury on Feb. 3 found Boyer guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting.
The defendant has served 734 days in jail while awaiting trial.
Read the whole story in the Sacramento Bee