Annette Ransom was walking to her sister's home in
Chattanooga, Tenn., when overtaken from behind by a man who began
forcing her into the bushes at the rear of the building. During the
struggle, she managed to extract a .22 pistol from her purse and
fired two rounds that mortally wounded her assailant. Police later
identified the man as having three previous rape convictions among
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