Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, one of the three burglars who were killed by a homeowner with an AR-15 claims that his grandson was unfairly shot with an AR-15, DESPITE the fact that he broke into the house and was armed with brass knuckles. Okay, so we take away the AR-15 and three to one is a fair fight? Especially when one of them is wearing brass knuckles? Are you kidding me? I guess parents and grandparents are always looking for a reason why their little darlings are the victims and not the thugs.
Speaking to KTUL, Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was “stupid,” but death was not the appropriate consequence.
“What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher said. “They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die.”
“Brass knuckles against an AR-15? C’mon. Who was afraid for their life?” Schumacher said.
The homeowner who pulled the trigger has not been charged with any crimes because police say he acted in self-defense. But Schumacher reinterated his belief that the consequences literally did not fit the crime.
“There’s got to be a limit to that law, I mean he shot all three of them — there was no need for that,” he told KTUL.
In addition to Redfearn, 19-year old Maxwell Cook and 16-year old Jake Woodruff were also shot and killed in the home invasion. Getaway driver, 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez, was uninjured but later arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary.
Rodriguez not only admitted to being involved in the attempted burglary, she also admitted to planning the heist. In a case where people are killed by homicide (Not the same as murder) during the commission of a crime, that person can be charged with murder.