Minnesota Homeowner May Not Serve Time for Fatal Shooting of Intruder
His attorney says he is arguing against jail time and took the guilty plea to avoid a trial
MADELIA, Minn. — The Minnesota man who killed an intruder who was trying to break into his home may not serve any time.
David Pettersen, 65, of Madelia, is accused of killing 19-year-old Nicolas Embertson.
Pettersen was charged with manslaughter but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of discharging a firearm after claiming self-defense.
His attorney says he is arguing against jail time and took the guilty plea to avoid a trial.
Embertson and two of his friends were attempting to break into Pettersen’s home on January 28th and the homeowner shot at them as they ran away.