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Stepson Of Texas Mayor Killed In Christmas Eve Home Invasion

CEDAR HILL (December 26, 2013) The stepson of the mayor of a Dallas suburb was shot to death while trying to break into a home on Christmas Eve in Cedar Hill.

The intruder entered the Cedar Hill home through a bedroom window just before midnight Tuesday, said Chris Knox, an attorney for the homeowner.

The man was later identified as Joshua Slaven, 31, the stepson of Cedar Hill Mayor Rob Franke.

Franke lives a couple of blocks away from the home where the incident occurred.

Slaven was involved in an altercation last month at Franke’s home.

Court records show Slaven was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge and an emergency protective order was issued.

Knox told The Dallas Morning News the homeowner's deadly actions were justified and "completely protected under Texas law."

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