Texas Homeowner Who Killed Teen Cleared

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SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A San Antonio homeowner who shot a college student to death has been cleared of murder in his second trial.

Ray Lemes, 52, was acquitted Monday night in the Aug. 4, 2007, death of Tracy Glass, 19, a student at Angelo State University, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

Lemes called the district attorney’s office a “disgrace,”

“They would better serve us by opening up a clown academy,” he said.

Lemes’ attorneys said he was chasing an intruder out of his house in the middle of the night and was trying to shield his wife from rape. They suggested Glass had spied on Lemes’ wife the day before.

Lemes was “just unlucky” he did not shoot Glass in his home because then there would have been no trial, they said.

But Assistant District Attorney David Lunan said there was no evidence Glass entered the home, where nothing was disturbed and there was no sign of forced entry.

Glass, who was drunk, may have rattled the door handle thinking it was his sister’s house next door, Lunan said.

The first trial ended in a mistrial in March.

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