By the time police arrived, David T. Meyers was already unresponsive and they were able to pronounce him dead. What killed him isn't a huge mystery- either Meyers had a heart attack or he was the fatal victim of his own deviant behaviors.
A jobless sex offender has died after a struggle with a northside Indianapolis resident who found him in his teenage daughter’s room wearing nothing but a mask and latex gloves, police say.
About 3:20 a.m. this morning, Indianapolis metropolitan police were dispatched to a residence at the 3000 block of West 79th Street to check a reported home invasion. When they arrived, police said they found Robert McNally, 64, resident of the home, on the floor with his arms wrapped around the neck of an unresponsive David T. Meyers, 52.
Regardless of the outcome of the autopsy, police have indicated that it's unlikely any charges will be filed against the father.
If a person breaks into your home, you are justified in using deadly force in defending your family,” said Sgt. Matthew Mount, a spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. “In this situation, I don’t think he was trying to kill him, he was trying to hold him down.”McNally had heard his daughter yelling, and upon entering her room discovered that a nude Meyers had entered the room through an open window.
Meyers also had rope, condoms and a knife with him, and that he had knowledge of the home’s layout because his uncle owned the property.The father showed an awful lot of compassion, describing the incident as a lose-lose situation, and pointing out that Meyers also had a family that would now have to deal with the death.
While it's truly sad that someone had to die, I do feel it's better that a serial predator be dead, than a innocent person be victimized.
Meyers was a registered sex offender in Marion County and had been convicted in 1999 of criminal deviate conduct. He had been living with his mother for the last couple of years, the release said, and recently had lost his job.
Meyers also had served 10 years of a 20-year sentence for criminal confinement and sexual deviate conduct out of Hamilton County and was wanted in Boone County for failure to register as a sex offender, according to an IMPD release.