The Naked Intruder
Meyers, a registered sex offender had been released from prison two years ago, after he served 10 years of a 20 year sentence for criminal confinement and sexual deviate conduct. He had been living with his mother down a gravel road near the girl's home. On this night, the felon was naked, except for a mask and rubber gloves. He carried a knife, rope, condoms and a gag. As he entered the teen's room, she awoke and began screaming.
The girl's father, 64 year old Robert McNally, awoke and caught the masked and naked intruder in the hallway. A vicious struggle ensued. As they struggled, McNally's wife dialed 911. McNally managed to get Myers in a choke hold. As the criminal thrashed about, McNalley held on for dear life.
When the police arrived, they found McNalley still on the floor with him arm around the intruder's neck. They ordered him to let go. McNalley complied, and the officers found Meyers to be unresponsive. Responding paramedics pronounced Myers dead.
The Marion County coroner found that Meyers had been strangled. Prosecutor Carl Brizzi declared that Robert McNally acted in defense of his daughter and that charges were not warranted.
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