Texas laws mean that, fortunately, the woman likely won’t face any charges at all. As a San Antonio area news site reported:

The homeowner isn’t facing any charges due to the castle doctrine, which allows the use of force against another person who is: unlawfully and with force entering or attempts to enter your habitation, vehicle, or workplace.

Particularly, there are two provisions of Texas law that are important here. The first is Texas Penal Code § 9.31, which provides that:

A person is justified in using force against another when he reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful force. A “reasonable belief” is one held by an ordinary and prudent person in the same circumstance as the actor.

Then there’s the Castle doctrine itself, which presumes that there was a reasonable belief that harm was imminent when someone:

  1. unlawfully and with force enters or attempts to enter your habitation, vehicle, or work-place; or
  2. attempts to remove you, by force, from your habitation, vehicle, or work-place;
  3. was committing or attempting to commit aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery.

Here, the first one was clearly meant, so the presumption is there and the woman should, unless something odds turns out to be the case, not face any charges for the self-defense shooting.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of GenZConservative.com. Follow me on Parler and Gettr.