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A Connecticut man is reportedly in anguish after he fatally shot his son Thursday, whom the man mistook for a burglar.
“It is a very emotional time,” his lawyer, Gene Zingaro, told NBC. “The family is left asking so many questions that will go unanswered forever. There will never be a satisfactory answer. The father and the whole family are utterly devastated. The father is in a state of anguish.”
A memorial service for 15-year-old Terry Giuliano was held Sunday. His father, Jeffrey, is reportedly physically ill.
He fired the fatal shot after going outside after 1 a.m., when his sister and neighbor called to tell him that someone was trying to break into her home. Giuliano saw a man with a knife and wearing a black ski mask approach him, which led to Giuliano using his weapon.
He learned later that the slain man was his son.
Giuliano, an elementary school teacher, will not be brought up on charges.
“The whole thing is just something out of a Hollywood script," Town Selectman John Hodge said, according to the Chicago Tribune.