610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston
TEXANS NEWS:  Texans agree to deal with Tyson Clabo

News

Homeowner Fatally Shoots Christmas Eve Intruder

View Comments
File photo of police tape. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

File photo of police tape. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8PHOTOS: The Bikini: from the '50s to Now

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

77820352_8Best 7 Events At The Astrodome

77820352_8World Cup's Hottest Fans

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Will Deliver Pizza To You?!

77820352_8Photo: Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Famous Booty & Topless!

77820352_8Reporter Shot At While Covering A Homicide

77820352_8Do’s And Don’ts Of Kissing

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CEDAR HILL, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas say a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder who broke in late Christmas Eve.

Chris Knox, an attorney for the homeowner, told The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/1aa9E5z ) the intruder entered the Cedar Hill home through a bedroom window just before midnight Tuesday. Knox says the homeowner’s deadly actions were justified and “completely protected under Texas law.”

The Morning News reports the intruder, identified as 31-year-old Joshua Slaven, was the son of Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke.

Franke lives a couple of blocks away and Slaven had been involved in an altercation last month at his home.

Court records show Slaven was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge and an emergency protective order was issued.

Cedar Hill is about 20 miles southwest of Dallas.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus