When a man barged into Deborah Hoffman's New River, Ariz.,
home, threatening to rape her and her 19-month-old daughter, the
young mother put up a fight and exchanged punches with the assailant
for several minutes. Hoffman then grabbed a .22 cal. rifle and
fired one shot. The man, who police believe was wounded, fled
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