Posted: Dec 26, 2013 5:46 AM
Updated: Dec 26, 2013 5:47 AM
CEDAR HILL, Texas (AP) Police in suburban Dallas say a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder who broke in late Christmas Eve.
Chris Knox, an attorney for the homeowner, told The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/1aa9E5z ) the intruder entered the Cedar Hill home through a bedroom window just before midnight Tuesday. Knox says the homeowner's deadly actions were justified and "completely protected under Texas law."
The Morning News reports the intruder, identified as 31-year-old Joshua Slaven, was the son of Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke.
Franke lives a couple of blocks away and Slaven had been involved in an altercation last month at his home.
Court records show Slaven was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge and an emergency protective order was issued.
Cedar Hill is about 20 miles southwest of Dallas.