Mike McHugh sent me pictures he took of the crime scene photos the D.A. presented during his press conference. I share them now -
111 Fieldcrest Drive:
The broken screen:
David Darling was killed April 8. His death was determined to be justified by District Attorney Ernie Lee based on the state’s Castle Doctrine.
Darling jumped through a neighbor’s window stark nude and raving mad.
Lee said he was unaware of any similar current cases in the state. That makes the Darling case – and an unrelated case, the same week in Onslow County in which two burglars were shot and killed by residents – the possible proving ground for the newly-updated Castle law.
Darling from his Facebook page:
I have several times spoken to Darling’s mother and aunt. I have no reason not to believe them when they say Darling was an otherwise good person and his behavior the night he died was uncharacteristic.
The 911 recording is below. It contains graphic segments including a female screaming and shots being fired. Be warned.
WCTI-12′s Mahsa Saeidi talking to Lee on Friday after the press conference: