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The Tribune-Herald, Waco, TX

Wednesday, September 1, 1982

"Give me all your money or I'll kill you," the armed robber demanded. But Melinda Wilson pulled a .38 from under the counter of her Waco, Tex., gas station and opened fire instead, critically wounding the criminal. She told police she was sorry she had to shoot the robber but "I didn't want to die."

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