BOSTON -- An 82-year-old Korean War veteran who shot and wounded two homeless people who tried to break into his Revere home Wednesday faced charges in court.
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Evelyn O'Neil, 45, and Joseph Ross, 46, tried to break into the Calumet Street home of Charles Dicino, but the pair ran away after Dicino called police, according to the Lynn Daily Item.
O'Neil and Ross returned at about 1:35 a.m., and Dicino said O'Neil threw a rock through a window of his home. Police said Dicino fired a rifle twice out another window of his home.
Ross, who was listed in stable condition at Massachusetts General Hospital, suffered a gunshot would to the chest, and O'Neil was shot in the leg.
Dicino pleaded not guilty to two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
His attorney said his client has no criminal record and that he was only defending himself
His home was under attack. What was he to do, wait until they were in the home with a knife to his throat?