Homeowner Blamed for Protecting Her Home Against Burglars

killed-teens

 

There’s no doubt that the outcome of a home invasion where two teenagers get killed is tragic. But in this case, outcry for the criminals is overshadowing the rights of one homeowner who was protecting herself and her property. 

Homeowner Alice Hubbard, 68, asked her brother to move in with her after a series of home invasions in her neighborhood. Her home had been broken into before and she was scared. When Steven Crider, 16, and 14-year-old Michael Sambrano, broke in they were shot and killed.

In California, the law allows deadly force to be used when a home is unlawfully entered and there is a fear of “imminent peril of death, or great bodily injury”– not what you’d expect from such a liberal state. 

Of course, the boys’ family and friends are complaining that they should have not been killed during the home invasion.

“They didn’t deserve to get killed,” said the sister of 14-year-old Michael Sambrano.


Sambrano’s mother questioned whether it was necessary to shoot multiple times while a friend claimed the teens entered the home to get some food, as if that was somehow an acceptable action. While it is understandable that family would be upset when a life is cut short, no homeowner is going to stop and ask for ID when getting burglarized.

Where were boys’ family and friends before the tragedy? And why did they think there wouldn’t be consequences for their criminal behavior?

H/T: Bearing Arms

Mentioned in this article::