Ind. prosecutor: Charges unlikely in intruder’s killing

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HARDINSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana prosecutor says no charges are expected against a homeowner who fatally shot a knife-wielding intruder.

Orange County Prosecutor Kelly Minton tells The Times-Mail she’s reviewed state law pertaining to the use of deadly force to protect life or property and says no charges are likely in Tuesday’s killing of 23-year-old Jacob Grimes during a home invasion.

State Police say the Paoli man entered a rural home near Hardinsburg, about 35 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky, shared by two brothers and their 86-year-old mother.

Detective Craig Starr says 61-year-old Terah Frost fatally shot Grimes after finding his 59-year-old brother, Barry Frost, fighting downstairs with Grimes, who was wearing a mask and was armed with a knife.

Police say Grimes had no known connection to the Frost family.

 

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