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Was the use of force justified in the following situation? A 62-year-old retired army officer was awakened by noise in his home. He got up, and armed with a pistol, walked into a hallway where he saw...

Was the use of force justified in the following situation?

A 62-year-old retired army officer was awakened by noise in his home. He got up, and armed with a pistol, walked into a hallway where he saw two men coming toward him. He fired the pistol, killing both men, who were in the act of burglary.

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Although you can never tell for sure what a jury would rule, I do believe that the man was justified in his use of force in this situation.  To see why this is, consider the following quote from the link below:

Generally a person may use reasonable force when it appears...

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