I read the news about a pensioner who found 2 burglar's in his house, one allegedly attacked him with a screwdriver and ended with burglar being stabbed and killed. This is a sad situation to end in, attacked in your own home, defend your life and end up under trial for it. Pensioner held for murder over fatal stabbing of home intruder 'was just protecting himself', neighbours say I think in all cases you have to see a trial for such an incident instead of being let off with the assumption that it was just defense, but it leaves a bitter taste for such an incident. I have had someone break into my house more than once, first time I didn't even know, the second time was halloween and I found the kids (teenagers) who were given a good lecture (probably bored to death by the end of it). I guess there is so much you can do to prevent and prepare yourself mentally for such a situation, but the newspapers are all painting it as an injustice.