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A 92-year-old World War II veteran shot and killed a suspected robber who attempted to break into his Kentucky home Monday morning. Two other men believed to be involved in the botched home invasion are lucky to have escaped with their lives and are now behind bars, WLWT reports.

According to police, 24-year-old Lloyd Maxwell broke into the elderly man's basement after 2 a.m. and tried to enter the first floor of the home in Verona, Ky. The homeowner, identified as Earl Jones, said he was startled awake by the noise coming from his basement and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle and steadied his aim on the basement door as he heard the sound of footsteps creeping up the basement stairs.

When the intruder kicked in the door, Jones fired one fatal shot into Maxwell's chest, police said. After firing the single shot, the homeowner called his neighbor, who then contacted the police.

By the time police arrived, the burglary suspect had gotten away. However, soon after arriving at Jones' home, law enforcement in a nearby county received a call about a man who had been shot close by. Kenton County police responded to the call and found Maxwell dead inside a 2011 Chevrolet Impala with two other unharmed men.

The other two men were brought in for questioning by the Boone County Sheriff's Office. During the interrogation, police say both men admitted to being involved in the bungled burglary at Jones' home.

Ryan Dalton, 22 and Donnie Inabnit, 20, both of Dry Ridge, Ky., are charged with second-degree burglary (complicity) and tampering with physical evidence, WLWT reports.

Donnie Inabnit, 20. (Source: WPCO)

Ryan Dalton, 22. (Source: WPCO)
Jones will not face charges in the shooting.

Earl Jones, 92, killed a home intruder at his Kentucky home Monday morning. (Source: WPCO)
"Somebody got into the basement, this is a full basement and I was on the bed fixing to go to bed," Jones told WPCO. "And I'm very sensitive, I was in the military, you have to have good ears. And I heard something just as I sat down, 'clonk, clonk, clonk,' and I said well somebody is in the basement and he's going to come upstairs. So I heard him when he was coming up the steps, I had the gun so I was sitting there when he opened the door."

"As soon as he got inside, it was all over," the veteran added.

Jones told officials that Monday morning's incident was the third time his home has been broken into, WPCO reports. He said Monday morning's incident should serve as a warning to any future robbers who want to target him.

"I've been robbed so much in the past five weeks, I said it's going to have to be a message to the people. The only way you going to stop this is you have to leave one laying in the grass. That's the only way you're [going to] stop it," Jones said.
 

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"The only way you going to stop this is you have to leave one laying in the grass."
Quote of the year!

Just another fine example of why you don't mess with old veterans.
 

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The other 2 admit being involved and only got charged with second degree burglary?  They should be charged with murder imo.  
 

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nokeler said:
The other 2 admit being involved and only got charged with second degree burglary? They should be charged with murder imo.
They should... Someone died while committing a felony... Maybe charges will come

Myrcinus said:
Quote of the year!

Just another fine example of why you don't mess with old veterans.
Definitely the quote of the year!
 

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Smart old dude:. 22 doesn't make a mess like a 12 gage.
Of course if this was in England he would be charged with murder and live out his days behind bars.
 

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"The only way you going to stop this is you have to leave one laying in the grass.'

That's sig material right there !
 

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Mad Russian said:
Smart old dude:. 22 doesn't make a mess like a 12 gage.
Of course if this was in England he would be charged with murder and live out his days behind bars.
or New York where the sc-mbag's drug addict mother would sue and put Mr. Jones living out his days in a cardboard box.
 

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pequa1 said:
or New York where the sc-mbag's drug addict mother would sue and put Mr. Jones living out his days in a cardboard box.
Sad, but true. This State is a Cesspool of Stupidity.
 

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I only wish he shot the other 2. Those fools will just go and do it again with another of their "buddies".
+1 for another well trained veteran that took out a bad guy!
 

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WAIT a minute here, nokeler and FMJ, WHAT??? Charge the other two guys with murder for what? The burglary victim shooting THEIR FRIEND?

Sometimes I really don't get some of the sentiments expressed here. To me, it's pretty clear they should be charged with attempted burglary, tresspass, etc. but murder??
 

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Captain Will said:
WAIT a minute here, nokeler and FMJ, WHAT??? Charge the other two guys with murder for what? The burglary victim shooting THEIR FRIEND?

Sometimes I really don't get some of the sentiments expressed here. To me, it's pretty clear they should be charged with attempted burglary, tresspass, etc. but murder??
You can be charged with 2nd degree murder if someone dies while committing a felony, even if it's your partner in crime that dies.
 

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SigSauer228 said:
"The only way you going to stop this is you have to leave one laying in the grass.'

That's sig material right there !
In the upcoming civil suit that will be used against him. Funny yes, but stupid under the circumstances.
 

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Captain Will said:
WAIT a minute here, nokeler and FMJ, WHAT??? Charge the other two guys with murder for what? The burglary victim shooting THEIR FRIEND?

Sometimes I really don't get some of the sentiments expressed here. To me, it's pretty clear they should be charged with attempted burglary, tresspass, etc. but murder??
Here's an explanation from Lawyers.com

Murder during the Commission of a Felony

The taking of another life is considered one of the most serious situations in society. The killing of one human being by another is called a homicide. Some homicides may be intentional and others may be accidental. Not all homicides are against the law. For example, a person threatened with death by a criminal may have the legal right to use self-defense, even if it results in the death of the criminal.

Murder is the unlawful taking of another life. It's usually the result of an intentional act for the purpose of causing death or an act that shows a depraved indifference to human life. Because of the bad intent on the part of the criminal, society has chosen to give the harshest punishments to criminals that commit murder. This may be a long prison sentence or even death.

One common form of murder is called felony murder. A felony murder is when a person is killed during the commission of a felony. A felony is a serious crime that's usually punishable by more than one year in prison. There are certain key differences between felony murder and most other forms of murder.

Felony Murder Rule

Most forms of murder require an intent to commit death. Felony murder only requires the intent to commit the felony. During the course of the felony, any homicide will be considered murder, whether it's intentional or accidental. This is called the felony murder rule.

Under the felony murder rule, all participants of a felony can be charged with murder if a homicide occurs. This is true even if a participant isn't directly responsible for the death. For example, the driver of a getaway car can be charged with felony murder if his partner accidently shoots someone while attempting to rob a bank. The purpose for the felony murder rule is to deter people from engaging in felonies knowing that they can be liable for the actions of their partners.

Limitations on the Felony Murder Rule

Many people disagree with the felony murder rule. They find the rule unfair since it doesn't take into account the criminal's intent to kill. Since a criminal can be charged with murder for someone else's act, the law doesn't differentiate between a person who has bad intentions and one who has no bad intentions.

Most states have limitations on when the rule can be used. The felony must usually be a dangerous crime or committed in a dangerous manner. Some examples of felonies that'll support the felony murder rule include:

Robbery
Rape
Sodomy
Arson
Burglary
Kidnapping
Escape from law enforcement
If the elements of a felony are included in the elements of murder, that felony can't support the felony murder rule. This is called the merger doctrine. For example, an assault with a deadly weapon that leads to death will usually not be considered felony murder. Even though the assault may be a felony, the elements of causing physical injury with the intent to seriously injure are included in the murder crime.

Some states have abolished the felony murder rule while others have severely limited it. The states that apply the rule usually classify felony murder as first-degree murder. First-degree murder is a murder committed with premeditation, during a serious felony or with extreme cruelty.

Many states will impose the death penalty for first-degree murder. However, there are restrictions for imposing a death penalty for felony murder. The death penalty can't be imposed on someone who didn't kill, attempt to kill or intend to kill during a felony. However, the death penalty may be imposed on a major participant of the felony who acted with extreme indifference to human life.
 

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Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

"People shot with a .22 often feel little or no pain....then they die"

Dov
 

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Mad Russian said:
Smart old dude:. 22 doesn't make a mess like a 12 gage.
Of course if this was in England he would be charged with murder and live out his days behind bars.
Look on the bright side................3 meals a day, free medical care, free dental care, library, cable TV, gym
 
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