Madelia Man Who Killed Would Be Burglar Is Out Of Jail

The Madelia man who shot and killed a trespasser who was fleeing from his home is out of jail.

David Pettersen was released earlier this week after serving two-thirds of his 90 day sentence for the dangerous discharge of a firearm. Pettersen will still be on probation until July of 2019 and still must complete 100 hours of community service.

Pettersen fatally shot 19-year-old Nick Embertson of Madelia on January 28th when he fired at a vehicle that was fleeing from his home.  Pettersen said in court that he will carry the “awful responsibility” of Embertson’s death for the rest of his life.

The other two men with Embertson, Kyle Nason and Cornelius Ayers, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.

Nason was given 45 days in jail, while Ayers was given just 15 days because he had “taken accountability for his actions.”


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