DALLAS (AP) - A 74-year-old Kaufman County man has been charged in the shooting of a teenage neighbor who was walking across his yard with a friend.
A Kaufman County grand jury indicted W.C. Frosch last week on a
charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The felony is
punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Frosch was in his home March 1st when he shot Brandon Robinson
through a window, striking the 15-year-old under his left arm.
Frosch said he believed Brandon and 16-year-old Devin Nalls were
going to break into his home.
The teenagers told officers they had been cutting across yard to
go to a property on one side of Frosch's. They ran back to Devin's
home, next to Frosch's property, after the shooting.
Devin's mother, 41-year-old June Nalls, was killed in a head-on
traffic crash while driving her son's friend to a Dallas hospital.
Kaufman County authorities had declined to charge Frosch in the
shooting's aftermath, citing the "Castle Doctrine." The law
allows residents to use deadly force to protect their property in
some situations. But the grand jury decided to indict Frosch.