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The News, Birmingham, AL, 10/30/81

Monday, February 1, 1982

A sex criminal had already assaulted 78-year-old Fannie Mae Hawthorne once in her Birmingham, Ala., duplex. When she awoke to find the criminal, clad only in his underwear, in her bedroom again, she pulled a .38 cal. revolver from under her pillow and fired, killing the intruder.

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