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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Hancock County prosecutor declines to prosecute woman who used deadly force

From the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Noelle Steele has a brief story, accompanied by Prosecutor Michael Griffin's motion to the court, which states that the woman "acted in defense of others." From the story:

The Hancock County prosecutor announced Thursday morning that a Greenfield woman who shot and killed her husband last week will not face charges because the prosecutor believes she was justified to use deadly force.

Elizabeth Roberts, 56, had reported her husband, Gary Roberts, 57, to police on the same day she shot him, saying he was acting erratically and had suicidal thoughts. He also had an arsenal of weapons in their home.

When Elizabeth Roberts told her husband she had reported him, he warned her and another family friend that he would kill any officers who showed up to their home on Greenfield's southeast side.

Gary Roberts was loading a magazine with ammunition when his wife shot him.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 3, 2013 02:25 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts