Sunday, November 02, 2008

Rape Victim Shoots Her Rapist

In Cape Girardeau, Missouri on the last Thursday of October a woman shot her rapist when he broke into her home after cutting off the electricity so she couldn't call 911.

She shot registered sex offender Ronnie W. Preyer in the chest.

The previous weekend (Oct. 25- 26) she reported to the police that he raped her. Because she acted in self defense the prosecutor stated that she will not face any charges related to the man's death.

Some stories about this break in and shooting say he was trying to rape her again, but it's possible he was intending to do more than rape her.

The US Supreme court recently ruled that even if a man kills the witness himself that he has still been denied the right to cross examine that witness. Therefore no police interviews with the murdered witness can be used without violating the constitutional rights of the person who killed that witness.

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