Home Invasion or Surprise Guest?

An intruder entered Isabella’s home, setting off an alarm — and a chain of events that led to a self-defense shooting and a civil suit. Fortunately, Isabella was a Member of Texas Law Shield, so she paid no attorney’s fees as the matter was resolved. Click the video below to watch Member Ambassador Sherry Hale cover the details.

 

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35 comments on “Home Invasion or Surprise Guest?

  1. Kinda sux for the realtor. I think I’ll forward this to my realtor. Non-gun-people don’t think about things the same way that we do. As a contractor, I always like to find out my clients firearms status, and be aware that it’s not a good idea not to take them be surprise.

  2. That is a sad situation all the way around, so sorry to hear about this families lives being devastated like that. The shooter has to live with this her whole now,,, prayer for both these families.

  3. What became of the civil suit? Did she win? What was the reason for the man coming back to her house? With the realitor?

    • Thanks for the question, Mike. Our member did not pay any money out of her pocket for attorneys’ fees or damages. For legal purposes we cannot disclose the outcome of the case since most civil suits are confidential.

    • Hi Mike,

      The outcome of most civil lawsuits is confidential. Her attorneys’ fees were completely covered. There were several defendants named in the law suit including the realtor, the real estate broker, and even the plaintiff’s own wife who may of ended up throwing money at the plaintiff to make the case go away!

  4. If I had honest intentions and was the realtor with a client, I would have identified myself. Unless I didn’t have the right to be there. This doesn’t pass the smell test.

  5. Detail on the actual outcome of the civil suit would be helpful – whether she settled, or her insurance company settled, or the jury found in her favor or against her. I’m glad Texas Law Shield represented her and she paid no legal fees, but legal fees could be small compared to civil damages.

    • Hey Neal,

      The outcome of most civil lawsuits is confidential. There were several defendants named in the case including the plaintiff’s own spouse! They may have thrown money at the plaintiff to make the lawsuit go away.

  6. It is clear from the video that no attorney’s fees were paid. What was the verdict? Did Isabella have to pay any judgment?

    • Hey Patti,

      The outcome of most civil lawsuits is confidential. There were several defendants named in the law suit including the realtor, the real estate broker, and even the plaintiff’s own wife who may of ended up throwing money at the plaintiff to make the case go away!

  7. The video states client did not pay any attorney fees. Did client lose the case and if so did she have to pay punitive damages to the victim?

    • Hi Larry,

      The outcome of most civil lawsuits is confidential. There were several defendants named in the law suit including the realtor, the real estate broker, and even the plaintiff’s own wife who may of ended up throwing money at the plaintiff to make the case go away!

  8. Video link has an error in it. Please go back to written copy.

  9. How was the matter resolved? Was there any out of pocket money from the homeowner? How much? How long did it take to get resolved?

  10. How did her civil suite turn out?

    • Hey T.C.,

      The outcome of most civil lawsuits is confidential. Her attorneys’ fees were completely covered. There were several defendants named in the law suit including the realtor, the real estate broker, and even the plaintiff’s own wife who may of ended up throwing money at the plaintiff to make the case go away!

  11. That sounds about right for a realtor to show up 2 hours late without notice.

  12. While I appreciate that the take-home message is that Texas Law Shield defends you from both criminal and civil liabilities, something about this story doesn’t pass the smell test. If the person that was shot was legitimately in the home as a potential buyer, why did he not flee or speak out when the homeowner shouted “leave or I’ll shoot?”

  13. Interesting story. She didn’t pay any legal fees but was she found guilty in civil court?

    • Hey Brent,

      The outcome of most civil lawsuits is confidential. Her attorneys’ fees were completely covered. There were several defendants named in the law suit including the realtor, the real estate broker, and even the plaintiff’s own wife who may of ended up throwing money at the plaintiff to make the case go away!

  14. Did I miss a sentence? Why was the realtor there with the burglar.? Did the burglar die?
    Why didn’t the realtor call to say she would be showing at 8, if that is what happened?

  15. Why didn’t the realtor respond back to her when she yelled at him?

  16. she didn’t need to stand in the middle of the hallway she could taken cover at the corner of the hall as she could maybe see what was going on and see if the guy had a gun was going to shot, yes the idiot standing facing the door was dumb and the Realtor she could of made and announcement that they where there not to alarm her any more then she already was and need to cancel the police.
    I am sure there were many factors in the totality of the situation and many variables in involved as well that were not portrayed

  17. Why would the real estate agent walk in without ringing the bell or knocking on the door ???
    How he get in ? With a code on front door ?
    All stupidity!!
    Could have all been avoided.
    The realtor comes in no lights on ??

    Who was running ? Why ?

  18. Agent should have known better and called her when they arrived to make sure it was sill OK to come in before entering the home. When the alarm went off the agent and customer should have left immediately and waited outside to identify them self to the responding police officers.
    Something like this happened to be when I was taking care of a neighbors dog, feeding and watering it. They came home a day early, late the night before and I was to go to their house that AM. When I opened the door, with the key they gave me, the alarm went off. I backed out of the house and waited for them and the police outside. I didn’t get shot.

  19. Do it in text. I’m not interested in watching a video.

  20. What I can’t fathom is why the realtor was silent.

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