Toxicology reports now show Baker had a blood alcohol level of .165, which is more than twice the legal limit. There was also evidence of marijuana in his system.While I will bend far enough to admit this is a tragedy, I feel the homeowner was justified in defending himself against an intruder.
This drunk and stoned college kid entered the home "in the early morning hours." What was that? 3 AM? What would you have done?
Texas is in a gray area. The law has been passed and signed, but doesn't take effect until September first of this year. (Why is that?) Still I believe that if someone breaks into your home in the middle of the night, you are justified in defending yourself.