Defending against intruders
TWO Notts householders had terrifying experiences when they defended themselves against intruders.
Omari Roberts was aged 23 and training to be a builder when he ended up being charged with murder.
He was alleged to have murdered 17-year-old Tyler Juett, of Amesbury Circus, Aspley after catching him inside his mother's home, in Basford's Heathfield Estate, in March 2009.
The case against him was dropped when the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence against Mr Roberts, 13 months after the incident.
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On March 31, 2011, dad Xiaopeng Wang killed a burglar by attacking him with a meat cleaver.
Steven Shaw and his brother Craig broke into a house in Morrell Bank on the Bestwood Estate. They assaulted Mr Wang and his wife, and also left the couple's baby injured.
The violence only stopped when Mr Wang found a meat clever and hit Steven with it, causing a "sharp force trauma" to his head.
Craig was jailed for eight and a half years after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary.
Notts Coroner Mairin Casey recorded a verdict of lawful killing in March and said: "The defensive action taken by Mr Wang was proportionate and justified."