Friday, October 03, 2008

Woman Shoots Sex Offender In Self Defense

From the Arizona Republic:

A woman shot and killed a man when he disregarded a protective order, broke into her home and cornered her in a bedroom, police said Monday.

There were "prior incidents of violence" between the man and the unidentified 49-year-old woman, an investigator said.

Terry Dean Milburn died at the woman's house near 39th and Voltaire avenues at 2 a.m. Sunday. The woman was not injured.

I'm glad this woman called 911 as soon as she realized this man was violating the protective order and was trying to break in. The outcome could have easily been different and this woman could have been the one shot.

Also without that call, what was clearly self-defense could have been assumed to be cold-blooded murder with the past violence as motive. For all the lip service some people give to the importance of reasonable doubt, I doubt they would demand that we must accept this woman's account of acting in self-defense without any supporting evidence.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 8:58 AM   1 comments links to this post

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At October 04, 2008 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe there is also a story of a father who shot a naked man in his daughter's bed room. The naked man, like the man in this story, was a sex offender who broke into the man's house.

 

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