Medelia Area Homeowner Charged With Killing Suspected Burglar
MADELIA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota homeowner was charged with second-degree manslaughter after prosecutors say he fired a handgun at suspected burglars driving away from his house.
David A. Pettersen of rural Madelia was charged Monday in Watonwan County District Court in the death Saturday of 19-year-old Nicholas Embertson, of Madelia.
The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2kHiMfg ) that the 65-year-old Pettersen told a sheriff's deputy he fired at the car as it was leaving the house about 7 a.m.
A deputy called to the scene stopped the car with three men inside, including Embertson, who died at a hospital in Madelia.
Bail was set at $100,000 for Pettersen, but he was released without having to post bail after agreeing to several conditions. He didn't immediately respond to a phone message left at his home Monday.