Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio tells The Altoona Mirror ( http://bit.ly/LGDV24) that, under the law, Allegheny Township homeowner Timothy Lepore, who is in his 60s, was justified in shooting 24-year-old Brandon Zeth just after midnight Jan. 14.
Zeth died of his wounds a month later and investigators determined he was drunk and yelling threats, demanding to be let inside the home, because he mistakenly believed he was outside his girlfriend's residence.
Zeth's blood-alcohol content was 0.274 percent, or more than triple the level considered legally drunk in Pennsylvania. Lepore shot Zeth three times through a bedroom window.
Information from: Altoona Mirror, http://www.altoonamirror.com