Friday, July 15, 2011

Castle Doctine May Get First Application in 'Lover's Triangle' Case

The new Castle Doctrine may get its first application in Pennsylvania as the result of a "love triangle" shooting in Washington, Pa. Police confirmed the fatal shooting of a New Mexico man who reportedly entered a southwestern Pennsylvania home by force was over a woman, reported the Associated Press.

Police chief James Blyth reported the Jeremy Pando of New Mexico had dated a woman who lived at the Washington home, and that the woman, her current boyfriend and her two children where there when Pando allegedly kicked in the door hours after police had been called to remove him from the residence. Pando was shot and killed at 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the Associated Press.

The police know who the shooter is, but says Washington County prosecutors are trying to determine whether the shooting was justified under the state's so-called "castle-doctrine" law.

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