Brizzi Says Father Who Strangled Home Invader Justified
1:18 PM, Oct 1, 2008
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday that no charges will be filed in the strangling of a man who broke into a home with the intention of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.David Meyers, 52, died after a struggle with the girl's father, Robert McNally, 64, early Sunday morning.Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said McNally acted in defense of his daughter and that charges were not warranted because of the nature of the incident.Meyers was pronounced dead shortly after officers arrived following a report of a home invasion in the 3500 block of West 79th Street at about 3:20 a.m.Officers said they found McNally, 64, on the floor with his arm around the neck of Meyers, struggling to hold him down. When officers told McNally he could let go, they found that Meyers was unresponsive.The Marion County coroner ruled on Monday that Meyers had been strangled.Indianapolis police Sgt. Matt Mount said Meyers had come into the home naked, except for a mask and latex gloves and was carrying a rope, knife, condoms and a gag.