Last week, a 21-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez allegedly waited in a vehicle outside, while three Oklahoma teenagers, 17-year old Jacob Redfearn, 19-year old Maxwell Cook and 16-year old Jake Woodruff, broke into a Wagoner County house. Investigators say the 21-year-old Rodriguez planned the home invasion. All three teens were shot and killed by the homeowner’s son.
Now the grandfather of one of the teenagers is speaking out about his grandson’s death.
Leroy Schumacher, the grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn told KTUL-TV that he believes the death of his 17-year-old son could have been prevented, and blames the homeowner’s AR-15, saying it gave him “an unfair advantage” over the three teens.
The grandfather says he’s a proponent of the Second Amendment but believes the homeowner’s son didn’t have to kill all three boys. Schumacher admits, “What these three boys did was stupid,”adding, “They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die.”
Schumacher says his grandson didn’t have a chance. The 17-year old, he says, never got into trouble.
“Brass knuckles against an AR-15? Come on—who was afraid for their life?” asked Schumacher.
“You can’t change history, but you can damn sure learn from it, and maybe some kids will learn from this,” Schumacher told KTUL-TV.
The homeowner’s son has not been charged with a crime. Deputies believe he fired in self-defense.
“There’s got to be a limit to that law, I mean he shot all three of them; there was no need for that,” said Schumacher.
What do you think? Does the homeowner have the right to kill anyone who enters their home? Should the homeowners son have killed all three of the intruders? We’d love to hear your opinion on this controversial issue. Tell us what you think below.