BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)- It has been seven months since the deadly Hermon home invasion that left one man dead and another injured. The homeowner, Daniel Williams, claimed he shot the men in self defense. But the parents of Robert Dellairo said it was not a home invasion.
Wanda Dellairo, Robert Dellairo's mother said Williams knew his son and the other two people. She said,"He opened the door, he knew these people. And then he went outside and continued to shoot. I would have been in jail, if I'd of done that."
According to the Dellairos, their son along with Philip McIntyre and an unidentified woman went to Williams' apartment to collect money owed to the woman.
According to police, Dellairo entered the apartment and after an altercation, Williams shot Dellairo and McIntyre. Both left in a car with two other women. Dellairo died later at the hospital due to the gunshot wound in his pelvis.
The Dellairo family said they have a lot of questions and authorities do not have answers for them yet. They said the victim advocacy group they reached out to denied them any help.
"We weren't looking for a handout. We were looking for some people to help us, guide us through this hard time. It was pretty much your son is a crook so goodbye," said Dellairo Sr.
The parents will be the first to admit their son was no angel. He had a lengthy criminal history including convictions for burglary, assault, carrying concealed weapons, and drug possession. They do, however, feel others need to be held responsible for the home invasion and his death.
"If he would of survived the surgery, I'm sure they would have locked hiim right up. So why are the other three out going on with their lives?," said Dellairo.
The other two involved in the alleged home invasion, Philip McIntyre and an unidentified female have not been charged. Police continue to investigate the death, and Dellairo said he hopes they find what the family believes..., that it was not a justifiable death.
Lieutenant Chris Coleman with the State police Major Crimes Unit said the death investigation has been submitted to the Attorney General and District Attorney for review. It remains an open case.