Alcohol Can Kill You – or – What would you do if faced with a drunk in your own home?

This probably counts as a tragedy. One that could have been avoided by a little moderation. Marine killed by Colo. homeowner mistook house for his – NY Daily News

Christopher Nelson, 32, was killed Friday, three blocks from his home in southwest Denver. Nelson’s sister Danielle Krehbiel told KMGH-TV this week that her brother was walking home from a bar after drinking too much and thought the house was his.

If I’m at home, and a drunk I don’t know forces his way in, exactly what am I supposed to do? Invite him for tea? Not hardly.

The homeowner, who has not been identified, will not face criminal charges. District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced Monday that the homeowner acted within the bounds of Colorado’s “Make My Day” law.

Self-defense is a human right.

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