Maine man won't face charges for shooting apartment intruder
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A disabled former lobsterman in Maine who shot an intruder won't face charges for the shooting.
The Knox County District Attorney says he's decided not to prosecute 69-year-old Harvey Lembo, saying it would raise issues of self-defense.
WABI-TV reports Lembo shot Christopher Wildhaber in 2015 after he broke into Lembo's apartment to rob him. Lembo shot Wildhaber when he tried to run away after Lembo pointed a gun at him.
District Attorney Jonathan Liberman says prosecutors could not have proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt had the case gone to trial.
Lembo bought the gun only a few days earlier after a series of break-ins at his apartment.
Wildhaber was sentenced to four years in prison for burglary last July.