Sounds to me like the prosecutor didn't have much of a case if he couldn't even get a grand jury to agree to the charges.You would be sure they are criminals if you actually applied the law (which I've posted on this thread) to the facts (also available on this thread). They were not criminally charged because the grand jury overrode the prosecutor.
My suspicion is that this is due to jury nullification.
Two words: Castle DoctrineIf you disagree, look through this thread before commenting further. I'm not going to re-hash points that I've made dozens of times in this thread. And yes, you do have the right to defend yourself and your property. Under Colorado law, you do not have the right to defend your property using deadly force, and self-defense was not at issue here. Again, if you disagree, look at the law and tell me why, specifically, you believe these guys did not violate it. Appeals to authority (i.e. the grand jury) will be ignored.
1. Was the deceased making (or have made) an attempt to unlawfully and/or forcibly enter an occupied residence, business or vehicle?
2. Was the deceased acting illegally?
3. Was it reasonable for defendant to expect the deceased to inflict serious bodily harm or death upon him?
4. Was it reasonable for the defendant to believe that the deceased intended to commit some other felony, such as arson or burglary?