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Man who killed three home invaders with an AR-15 will face no criminal charges

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Oklahoma man who shot three burglars dead with an AR-15 will face zero criminal charges. (Getty Images)

Twenty-three-year-old Zach Peters of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, caught three masked burglars breaking into his house one night, and the end result were three shots by Peters from his AR-15, and three dead burglars. The burglars brought two weapons — brass knuckles and a knife — but neither melee weapon fared well against Peters' rifle.

While this use of the weapon for home defense upset some — including one of the deceased burglar's grandfather who said the AR-15 made the fight unfair — Peters will suffer no criminal charges for his use of violent force with the rifle thanks to Oklahoma's longstanding Castle Doctrine law. This law protects home and business owners from criminal charges after using deadly force in defense of property and family from intruders.

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