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Sun Times, Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 1, 1964

Hearing noises after she had retired, Mrs. Joan Thompson, a Chicago, Ill., expectant mother, called police on a bedroom phone. As a man entered her room holding a pistol, Mrs. Thompson reached into a bureau drawer, pulled out her husband's automatic, and shot the intruder once. The man lunged forward and struck Mrs. Thompson on the head with his gun. Mrs. Thompson fired again. The bandit staggered out a rear door and was found dead by police.

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