- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PERU, Ind. (AP) - Prosecutors won’t charge a northern Indiana man who they say shot and killed an intruder who attacked him with a baseball bat.

Miami County Prosecutor Bruce Embrey said Tuesday the shooting of 30-year-old Donny Sturgill of Peru was a justifiable homicide. He cited the “castle doctrine,” which allows someone to use deadly force against an unlawful entry into one’s home.

The Kokomo Tribune reported (https://bit.ly/1uZltaJ ) Andrew Baldwin of Denver shot Sturgill on Saturday night after Sturgill smashed a window and hit him with a baseball bat.

Baldwin told deputies Sturgill texted him saying he wanted $200 that Baldwin owed for a phone bill. Baldwin said he feared Sturgill, who had served a prison term for aggravated battery, and he borrowed a gun from an acquaintance after receiving the text.

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Information from: Kokomo Tribune, https://www.ktonline.com

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