Even three men in a house aren’t immune to a home invasion, as was the case in Bedford, Massachusetts recently, says a report at boston.cbslocal.com.
Three men broke into the apartment’s second floor at 2 a.m. and attacked the three male occupants. Three men, especially when one has a gun, really don’t care what gender the occupants are. In fact, one of the residents was shot in the leg, and the three intruders are on the loose.
However, police report that at least one of the intruders knew the victims, who might have been targeted for a bad drug deal or just for a robbery. This is the first shooting in Bedford in at least 10 years.
Another home invasion recently took place in Minneapolis, says www.kare11.com. This one had a far more tragic outcome than the one above. Susan Spiller, an artist and community activist, was killed by her home intruder, who apparently forced his way in. The thug, however, spared the life of Spiller’s greyhound.
Police may never know how he got in or if he even knew the victim. It’s not known if she answered the door and that’s when he forced his way in, or if in some other way forced open a door or window.
In Spencer Township of Michigan, a man invaded a home and murdered a man, says www.freep.com. Recently, the killer, Isaac Fezzey, 22, was convicted of his crime and will get life locked up. Fezzey and several other masked men forced their entry upon the home, seeking thousands of dollars related to a drug deal that they thought was inside.
They forced Brent Luttrell, 34, into a vehicle, then shot and stabbed him, then dumped his body onto a road. One of the invaders was sentenced last month, and two are facing trial in the near future.
Though two of these invasions may have been related to drugs, that in no way takes away from the brutality of home invasions. A drug dealer or buyer who’s owed money for a drug deal, who shoots and stabs someone involved with the deal and then dumps the body along a road, is certainly quite capable of forcing himself into your grandmother’s home, tying her up, robbing her and then shooting.
Lock up. Get a home security system.
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