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Oklahoma Man Used AR to Kill 3 Home Invaders; Faces No Charges April 5, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, firearms, foolishness, horror, non squitur, rank stupidity, sadness, sickness, Society, Victory.

A bit non sequitur for the blog, but regular readers know I am into firearms (though in a minor way, compared to some of you), home defense, a little bit of disaster preparedness, and similar topics.  An Oklahoma man faced the nightmare of having his home invaded by hooded, armed, mask-wearing men one day.  He was armed with an AR-15 and defended his home.  The three criminals, who were apparently teenagers and probably relative newcomers to violent crime, were all killed.  Their getaway driver and the apparent mastermind of the crime was later caught and has already publicly admitted to being involved.

The parents of the three dead young men are raising a ruckus demanding the 23 year old who defended his home be charged with some kind of crime. If he lived in a leftist-run state, he might well be in a tight spot, but Oklahoma’s people and government still take a dim view of crime, for the most part, and recognize the right of a person to defend himself in his own home, even to the point of taking a life.  I’m sure the parents of these kids are devastated, but they chose to threaten other’s lives and they paid the price for their foolishness:

A 23-year-old Broken Arrow (OK) man who used his AR-15 to kill three masked home invaders with one shot each last week will not face any charges after authorities announced that the shooting was an act of self defense under Oklahoma’s version of castle doctrine.

The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office provided an update into the investigation of last week’s home invasion that left three teens dead in Broken Arrow on Monday at a press conference.

The triple homicide took place on the 9100 block of South Clearview Drive March 27.Wagoner County deputies said at about 12:30 p.m., three masked intruders entered the home, which was occupied by a father and his 23-year-old son, Zach Peters.

Deputies said Peters shot and killed the three intruders with an AR-15.

Peters will not face charges in connection with the shooting, officials said. The Wagoner County District Attorney’s Office ruled that Peters acted justifiably in his use of deadly force to defend the home.

Incredibly, the media is still attempting to claim Oklahoma’s implementation of stand your ground law is how Peters is avoiding prosecution for the deaths of the three suspects.

Elizabeth Rodriguez, the ringleader of the gang of burglary suspects and the getaway driver who left her three accomplices behind after shots were fired, was formally charged with three counts of first-degree murder and several counts of first and second-degree burglary. Rodriguez, who seems to be as intelligent as your average storm drain, confessed to the burglaries in a television interview last week, which should all but assure her conviction for the burglary charges, and since the murder charges are hinged upon the felony murder rule, a conviction on all three murder counts as well.

Oklahoma allows the execution of convicted first-degree murderers, but prosecutors have not yet announced whether they will seek the death penalty.

Despite being reviled by gun control supporters, AR-15s are excellent home defense weapons, featuring low-recoil, good ammunition capacity, and excellent self-defense performance from standard 55-grain FMJ M193 “ball” ammunition originally designed for the M16A1 assault rifle, but which is now also the cheapest bulk practice ammunition in .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO variants.

The three teenaged burglars killed in the home invasion were each struck just once.

The perpetrator’s families are lashing out at the young man who defended his home, claiming using an AR-15 against a knife was an “unfair fight.”  As if that matters in the slightest.  I understand the families are surely upset, though one does wonder who teen boys came to a life of violent crime, and are desperately trying to rationalize the death of their children, but blaming the victim in this horrific situation is hardly going to win them much sympathy.  It is, however, perhaps an indicator of the kind of self-serving and self-deluding thinking that afflicts so many people today.

The remaining living perpetrator will almost certainly be convicted on three charges of first degree murder, to which she has already clumsily admitted being involved in a TV interview.  She may well face the death penalty, but she, too, blamed the victim for shooting her homeboys when they invaded his house and refused to leave after being confronted by an armed man.

Some Darwin Award winners in this bunch.  I have pity for them all, but especially the young man who defended his home and will now have to live with the memory of this nightmarish event and the deaths he caused for the rest of his life.  That is no easy burden to bear, and perhaps the families of those quite rightfully killed should keep that in mind.


1. skeinster - April 5, 2017

Followed the links. She has kids. Wonderful.
Since they will be grown by the time she might be out of jail, they may have a chance.

2. Woody - April 5, 2017

Never bring a knife to a gun fight.

Tantumblogo - April 6, 2017

I didn’t add this to the post, but I would be willing to be a substantial sum that engrossment in “hip hop culture” played a substantial role in these kids deciding to embark on a life of crime. Thank God they didn’t get to the point of carrying firearms in committing their crimes or an even worse tragedy could have resulted, but I am still disgusted by the waste of it all, 3 kids cut down in their prime for incredibly stupid reasons.

3. Baseballmomof8 - April 6, 2017

The moron chick was quoted as saying “why didn’t he shoot them in the leg???” Oh yeah, three dudes have invaded my house… let me think… hmmmm…. yeah, I’ll just shoot them in the leg… right.

Mrs. Maureen Avila - April 6, 2017

“Shooting in the leg” is what was recommenced in the moral theology textbook we were using in a master’s program.
When I objected , stating that I am not a sharpshooter and I may not get a second shot, the teacher replied,” I’m with you.”
My brother recommend a shortened barrel shotgun for folks like me, because you don’t have to be a good shot to stop the criminal.

4. Augustine - April 6, 2017

Regarding your last paragraph, I would say it was the armed burglers themselves who caused the three deaths. Sad regardless.

Baseballmomof8 - April 6, 2017

Absolutely correct.

5. Margaret Costello - April 6, 2017

So it was wrong that he used the gun? What was he supposed to do? Drop it, pick up a knife and somehow win when it’s 3 against 1? Now who is unfair? God bless~

Camper - April 8, 2017

Having the audacity to whine about losing one’s son(s) in a burglary is very, very cheeky. What a messed up society.

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