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Homeowner shoots intruder, avoids charges

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No charges will be filed against a homeowner in Slinger who shot and killed a 20-year-old man who ran into an enclosed porch to hide from the police.

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Washington County District Attorney Mark Bensen said the unidentified homeowner acted in self-defense under Wisconsin's new "Castle Doctrine" law. It assumes that homeowners are justified when using deadly force against intruders.

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