The family of a dead Oklahoma burglar is criticizing the homeowner who killed the burglar, saying it was an “unfair fight” because the homeowner used a gun to defend themselves.
Three teenagers, Jacob Redfearn, Maxwell Wood, and Jaykob Cook, broke into a home, dressed in black ski masks, black gloves, and armed with knives and brass kunckles.
However, as the teens tried to rob the house with 21-year-old getaway driver Elizabeth Rodriguez, they met Zach Peters, who was armed with an AR-15. He proceeded to shoot all three of the robbers, killing them. Two bodies were found in the house and the third died in the driveway.
Now, Redfearn’s grandfather is upset and saying that it was unfair of Peters to shoot the armed robbers in his house.
“What these three boys did was stupid,” Leroy Schumacher told KTUL in Tulsa. “They knew they could be punished for it, but they did not deserve to die. There’s got to be a limit to that law, I mean, he shot all three of them. There was no need for that.”
Rodriguez is now facing triple homicide charges and it is believed that she orchestrated the whole thing.
It’s too bad the teens died, but they shouldn’t have been trying to break into an innocent person’s house, dressed like burglars and armed with deadly weapons.