WWII vet says he was defending home with shooting

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Posted: Sep 04, 2012 6:01 PM
WWII vet says he was defending home with shooting

VERONA, Ky. (AP) — A 92-year-old farmer and World War II veteran who fatally shot an intruder in his northern Kentucky home says he acted in self-defense and aimed "right for his heart."

Earl Jones says he shot a man who came up the stairs and kicked open the basement door early Monday. The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/PGnN0Z ) two other men were subsequently charged with burglary and tampering with evidence.

Jones says he heard a sound in his basement around 2 a.m. Monday and grabbed his .22-caliber rifle. He says he sat in a chair with a clear view of the basement door and had no fear.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department says the intruder who was fatally shot was 24-year-old Lloyd "Adam" Maxwell of Richmond.