He had the right to shoot the intruders, but not to execute them. As far as his “lying in wait,” that could be true of any homeowner who keeps a loaded weapon at hand, anticipating a home invasion. In this case, thieves had stolen firearm(s) from his home in previous break-in, so he had reasonable cause to assume that the intruders were armed.
I imagine he will plead guilty to a lesser charge than murder one.
As far as the comment by someone who knew the two home invaders that they were “great people…” yeah, right.:rolleyes: One of the relatives of the dead girl admitted she was a drug addict. Then he said something to the effect that the proper course is to shoot the intruder in the shoulder and call the cops. Sorry, that is not the proper course. You shoot to kill, not disable. If the perpetrator is not dead from the first shot or shots but is obviously completely disabled, then and only then is it prudent to stop firing.