James Bettendorf and his wife were about to enter their
Richmond, Va., home when they saw the front door had been pried
open. Entering cautiously, they were attacked by a man swinging a
crowbar. Bettendorf then drew his .38 cal. revolver and fired
several times, killing the assailant.
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