These are the facts of the case. Unfortunately, there is a story behind the story, which involves biased and misleading reporting.
For the children!
All four home invaders were teenagers. While it is a tragedy when young people to lose their lives, even as the result of their own actions, Old Media addresses this angle in a curious manner.
The report from KXAN started with title: “No charges expected in home break-in.” This may or may not be disappointment on the part of their author, though the text appears to indicate the affirmative: The article mentions “teens” 7 times in the article, and mentions that “grief counselors will be on hand at the school” where “at least two [attackers] attended.”
The Austin American-Statesman mentions “teen” once in title and 7 times in article. The Statesman also spent four paragraphs discussing the impact the shooting was having on students at the robbers’ high school:
At least two of the four suspects were students in the Luling school district, officials said.
Superintendent David Davis said one of the teens who was fatally shot, as well as the one who was seriously injured, were students in his district…
Davis said that because the students were minors, he would not disclose their names or where they attended school. He said grief counselors were at the school they attended.
“We’re helping our kids that are struggling with this,” Davis said.
There are no reports about grief counseling being provided for the residents who had their peace and safety shattered by four armed robbers, nor for the armed defender who experts say may experience remorse or post-traumatic stress disorder for having to shoot three people in defense of his life and those of his housemates.