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The Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, MO, 10/26/82

Tuesday, March 1, 1983

A young prowler used a butcher knife to pry open a window at Viola Barnes' St. Louis, Mo., home, then found her asleep on the living room couch. When he attacked her, Barnes managed to grasp a revolver under her pillow and shoot him. The injured thug fled toward her childrens' bedroom, but stopped at her warning that she would shoot again.

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