from escaping with the property and he reasonable believes that the property cannot be recovered by any other means
Sounds very subjective to me. I wonder what direction case law has taken this?
I mean does insurance paying you back for the tv count as "recovered by other means"?
I understand that in TX the general view is more conservative and generaly more in favor of self defence then say Comunist Ohio, however I would still tend towards only defence of life and body not property. Only to save my own backside from the one Prosecuting attorney that is bored on that bad day that somebody breaks into my home and is getting away with my 400lb TV by the time I get around to dealing with the lowlife scum...