Originally Posted by Coyote Red
I never said he shouldn't be held responsible for his actions. Ever tried to unlock the wrong car at the store, pulled into your neighbor's driveway by mistake? By the facts reported I see no treat justifying deadly force. Kick his ass, hold him till the cops show up, press charges for breaking and entering. There very well maybe facts that justify force like that i.e. he tried to fight the owner, started throwing things, grabbed something to throw. Who knows besides the owner at this point what happened inside the house. As it stands now I say deadly force was not needed.
The mere fact that he forcefully entered someone else's home justifies deadly force.
How do you know the homeowner was able bodied enough to fight the kid? At 16, I was 6' tall, 230lbs, lean, aggressive, and stronger than I am now. No way getting into a physical altercation is safe or advisable.