Sandra Louise Cady, responding to a scream outside her
Seattle, Wash., apartment, found a woman looking for shelter. She
let the woman, who'd been in a fight with a boyfriend, into her home
to calm down. Moments later the boyfriend arrived and tried to
break down the door. Cady grabbed a can of tear gas and tried to
spray the man through the partly opened door. He responded by
crashing through the door and knocking her down. She grabbed a
revolver and opened fire, putting a stop to the attack. Cady was
charged with second-degree assault in the shooting, but a jury found
her not guilty.
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