Cops: Naked, Biting Home Invader Charged

After spending time in the hospital being treated for wounds, alleged home invader Benjamin Prue has been charged.

 at the residence of 66 Point Lookout in Milford, Benjamin Prue was allegedly shot by Mirto in response to the incident, which occurred on July 21st.

Prue has now been charged by court personnel from a hospital where he is being treated for injuries related to the gun shot wound.

Prue was charged with Home Invasion, first degree burglary, second degree criminal attempt to commit assault of a person over 60 years of age, third degree criminal attempt to commit assault of a person over 60 years of age, second degree criminal mischief, second degree threatening and interfering with police. 

Benjamin Prue was held on a $300,000 bond and remanded to the custody of the State of Connecticut Judicial Marshals.

Investigation is continuing.

MikeS August 27, 2012 at 01:38 PM
No one is tougher than I am on the gun lobby, but I have to say that the home owner here used justifiable force, particularly given the circumstances relating to his (multiple) attempts to defuse the situation. I think people fail to grasp how difficult a situation like that must be until they find themselves in it. IMO after the outcome of the Chesire home invasion, one can no longer take for granted that a passive response will, in the end, turn out OK. We are forced to assume the worst now.
Christina Durham August 27, 2012 at 05:08 PM
As an unarmed woman who is thinking of arming herself, I'd really like to understand the law in this respect. If someone breaks into my home I think I could reasonably expect they mean me bodily harm. Now, if they're armed and aiming a gun at me, do I have the right to use deadly force after I've attempted to retreat (let's say, for argument's sake, he's cornered me in my bedroom after I've locked myself in there to retreat from the threat). If I aim my weapon at him, do I have to first aim at his extremities to disable him? This is not written in jest, I sincerely want to know what the law is here.
Robert Chambers August 27, 2012 at 05:28 PM
As an unarmed woman: If someone breaks into your house you certainly should be thinking that way (that you're liable to get harmed). If someone is armed and pointing a gun at you - you are being threatened with harm or death and would be totally justified in shooting to eliminate the threat. If they have a knife - same thing If they have a baseball bat - same thing And since you are female and they might be larger than you (disparity of force) if they come towards you after being told "Get the hell out of my house" then the threat is real and you can defend yourself.
Robert Chambers August 27, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Part 2: You do NOT need to aim at the extremities and attempt to disable the attacker and there are a couple of reasons why. During a stressful situation like this you are going to be half as good as your best day on the range. Do you think you can accurately hit someone in the thigh, or shoulder? No, you are being threatened, they have had ample opportunity to break off the attack and are proceeding. You shoot to eliminate the threat effectively. Easiest way to do that is 2 shots to center of mass, right in the chest and a couple to the face if they keep coming. People who are high on drugs even with a hole through the heart can keep coming until the brain suffers oxygen starvation and they fall unconscious. The other reason is that if the threat is there for you to fire and "wing" him so to speak, then it also implies that you weren't "as threatened" and prosecutors might use this to jam you up!
Michael Brown August 27, 2012 at 05:47 PM
HOME INVADER!!! NAKED!!! BITING!!! Is this as common as a family member shooting another family member with a gun?


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