US Air Force Tech Sgt. Matt Pinkerton shot an intruder in his home on September 13th just before 2am.
That is not in question.
Yet somehow, in Maryland, where Castle Doctrine does not exist by statute but rather only by case law, Sgt. Pinkerton is being charged with 2nd degree murder.
The intruder, Kendall Green, had reportedly been harassing Matt’s wife, Jessica. Green had been a friend who helped Jessica when her brother was in a coma after being involved in a accident while Matt was overseas.
All evidence points to Jessica only maintaining a friendship with Green yet when he pushed for more she ended the friendship completely.
Jessica has stated:
“Green had texted me sometime in July or August saying that he missed the kids, and Matt didn’t deserve us and that he deserved a chance. He wanted more.”
Which brings us to an early Sunday morning where Matt and Jessica were entertaining another couple one of whom was Matt’s brother Mike. Green showed up shortly before 2am demanding to see Jessica. Matt refused to let him in and closed the door on him then turned to return to his wife and guests. It was at that time that Green kicked in the front door and stormed into the house.
Matt, who had retrieved his Glock 17 when he first heard someone outside (not unreasonable when he wasn’t expecting anyone at 2 in the morning) still had it on him when Green busted in the front door and came at him. Matt fired once from 10 to 15 feet away and when Green continued toward him fired again.
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