The Florida State Attorney's Office will determine whether force was justifiable in the case of an elderly woman who killed a suspected home intruder and whether she will be subsequently charged.
Virginia Morrison, 70, fatally shot 38-year-old Ezequiel Rosario-Torres on Sunday, according to a report.
She told Rosario-Torres that she had a firearm and warned him to leave the residence, Morrison said.
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The 70-year-old woman said she attempted to strike the man with a broom before he swatted it away.
"I fired a warning shot, told him to back off. He just kept coming. Blank look in his face, so I just lowered the gun and shot him," Morrison said.
The shooting could be deemed lawful under Florida's "justifiable use of force" law, Orlando attorney Mike Panella said.
The statute protects those who defend themselves when a person unlawfully enters their home.
"So if someone comes into your house and you don't know who they are, Florida automatically says we are presuming you are in fear," according to Panella.
The incident has weighed heavily on Morrison, she said.
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"I have feelings," Morrison said. "I have God in my life. That’s my main thing, wondering if [God is] going to forgive me for taking a life. It bothers me."