JAIL FOR SELF DEFENSE?: NY Man Charged With Manslaughter For Protecting His Family

Published on March 5, 2014

HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Family members have been arguing that it was a clear case of self-defense when a Huntington Station man shot and killed an alleged home burglar.

But Youssef Abdel-Gawad has been charged with manslaughter, even though he said he was only trying to protect his family, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported Tuesday.

The family hopes surveillance video will clear their son, CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported.

“It’s a sad situation,” said the defendant’s brother, Ramy Abdel-Gawad. “Video will show, you know, he was doing what anybody would do to protect his family.”

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