Do you not understand that "Trespassing" is a crime? Are you that naive? It doesn't matter whether the kid was going to steal anythign or not. When he entered that garage, HE BROKE THE LAW!!! If he had done that during the day, he would most likely NOT been shot. But, he did it AFTER MIDNIGHT!!! How dense does a person have to be to understand that breaking into a person's property after midnight can have devastating consequences? Let us turn this around just slightly. What if the kid had a pistol on him when he was shot? Would that justify his killing? What if he had been high on drugs and had that pistol? What if his fingerprints had been found on the door leading to the house itself and he was high on drugs and had a pistol? Would you then say that the killing was justified? If you answered YES to ANY of those scenarios, then you have no right to complain about what happened to the kid, as the homeowner did NOT know when he pulled the trigger that any of those scenarios was not true.