Homeowner charged with murder in party crasher's death

Karl Edward Hormann, III, is charged with murder in the shooting death of a reported party crasher

February 25, 2014 12:40:35 PM PST
A Clear Lake area homeowner has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing a party crasher.

The confrontation happened at a crawfish boil last May. Police say the victim, Brandon Smith, was accused of trespassing. The homeowner, Karl Edward Hormann, III, asked him to leave. When he didn't, Hormann allegedly grabbed a gun and escorted him off the property.

At some point, authorities say Hormann shot Smith three times.

Hormann has been released on bond.

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