The deceased, identified by police as 65-year-old Ronald Cyr of Van Buren, Maine, called 911 after he was shot by his self-made home security device and was taken to a hospital, Van Buren Police said in a Friday news release.
On Wednesday, Reundi Juarez of Pilot Point, Texas, was arrest after an improvised explosive he was using in an attempt to booby trap his home went off. Police also found an explosive device in his auto and a setup on his front door meant to hurt intruders.
They discovered other "unknown devices" and police at the scene contacted the Maine State Police Bomb Squad.
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An investigation by state and local police determined that Cyr was fatally injured by the unintentional discharge of one of his homemade devices.
There have been different circumstances of booby-trapped houses within the US.
In September past year, a man in IL was killed when he opened a neighbour's shed that had been rigged to fire a shotgun.
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While Maine law permits the use of deadly force against home intruders in many cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that booby traps - generally defined as any covert or concealed device created to cause injury or death when triggered - are illegal.
It's forbidden to arrange gadgets in your home to protect it from intruders if the ones gadgets may cause harm.
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