Defendant in home invasion killing claims threat

SHERIDAN, wyo – A Sheridan teenager accused of murder in the home invasion slaying of an elderly man last year told police he participated in the crime because he was threatened by a co-defendant.

Seventeen-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen stands accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 79-year-old Robert Ernest in his home last year.

Sen told police the day of the shooting that he agreed to participate in robbing Ernst's home. Sen claims co-defendant Dennis Poitra Jr. threatened to attack him if he didn't.