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Judge Allows Evidence in Wheaton Home Invasion Trial

A DuPage County Judge will allow defense to include details of a September 2011 home invasion near Wheaton.

The defense for Kerin Ramirez, who is charged with home invasion and aggravated battery after an incident in September 2011, will tell jurors the man was drunk when he entered an off-duty police officer's home and was shot in an altercation, the Daily Herald reports.

DuPage County Judge George Bakalis Thursday denied a request from prosecutors to bar the defense from including the information during the trial, according to the Daily Herald.

Ramirez, 20, is accused of breaking into the home of a Wood Dale police officer’s home on Papworth Street, near Wheaton, during the morning of September 24, 2011. He scuffled with the officer, who was home with his wife and children, ages 2 and 4, before a neighbor, a retired DuPage County sheriff’s deputy, joined in the altercation. At one point, the officer retrieved a gun and shot Ramirez in the midsection.

His trial was delayed multiple times earlier this year, and will begin April 16, 2013.

He remains at DuPage County Jail on $300,000 bond.

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fred April 23, 2013 at 04:01 AM
home invaders need to do serious time. Just the way it needs to be.

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