Homicide

Prosecutors won't charge 80-year-old man in killing of burglar who claimed she was pregnant

  • This undated file photo provided by the Long Beach Police Department shows Andrea Miller, of Long Beach, Calif. Prosecutors have declined to charge an 80-year-old Long Beach man in the fatal shooting of Andrea Miller, a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant. Police say Tom Greer surprised Miller and Gus Adams when he returned home the night of July 22 and found them breaking into his safe. The two beat him and broke his collarbone before he got his handgun and started firing. An autopsy showed Andrea Miller was not pregnant.  (AP PhotoLong Beach Police Department, File)

    This undated file photo provided by the Long Beach Police Department shows Andrea Miller, of Long Beach, Calif. Prosecutors have declined to charge an 80-year-old Long Beach man in the fatal shooting of Andrea Miller, a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant. Police say Tom Greer surprised Miller and Gus Adams when he returned home the night of July 22 and found them breaking into his safe. The two beat him and broke his collarbone before he got his handgun and started firing. An autopsy showed Andrea Miller was not pregnant. (AP PhotoLong Beach Police Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Long Beach Police Department shows Gus Adams, of Long Beach, Calif. Adams was arrested on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, on suspicion of residential burglary and murder. Police said they decided not to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot and killed a fleeing, unarmed burglar Andrea Miller, despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested her accomplice, Adams, on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death. An autopsy showed Andrea Miller was not pregnant.  (AP PhotoLong Beach Police Department., File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Long Beach Police Department shows Gus Adams, of Long Beach, Calif. Adams was arrested on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, on suspicion of residential burglary and murder. Police said they decided not to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot and killed a fleeing, unarmed burglar Andrea Miller, despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested her accomplice, Adams, on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death. An autopsy showed Andrea Miller was not pregnant. (AP PhotoLong Beach Police Department., File)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors have declined to charge an 80-year-old California man in the killing of a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday it will not charge Tom Greer in the shooting of the woman who asked him not to fire.

An autopsy later showed Andrea Miller was not pregnant.

Long Beach police say Greer surprised Miller and Gus Adams when he returned home on the night of July 22 and found them breaking into his safe. The two beat him and broke his collarbone before he got his handgun and started firing.

Adams has been charged with Miller's murder under the theory that he committed a felony that led to her death. Adams is also charged with burglary and robbery.