On December 26, 2013, we reported on the killing of 14-year old Kiana O’Neil.
On December 23, 2013, Kiana was shot and killed by her stepfather when coming through a basement window at their Colorado Springs home. Her stepfather, Daniel Meade, said that he thought it was an illegal intruder.
Colorado has a law that is coined “Make My Day.” It is a Castle Doctrine law, and because of it, a grand jury declined to charge Daniel Meade for killing his stepdaughter.
29 year-old 2nd Lt Daniel Meade has been identified as the man who shot and killed his 14 year-old step-daughter, mistaking her for a burglar. He is listed as an active-duty health service officer assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson.
The victim, Kiana O’Neil, is the oldest of three children. The Daily Mail reports that Kiana may have been trying to enter the house through a basement window. Kiana was shot in the chest and stomach, and died from the wounds.