When a man kicked in the front door of her St. Louis, Mo.,
home and continued to advance, Ella Willis armed herself. As the
intruder lunged at Willis, the 75-year-old grandmother fired,
killing the man. No charges were filed against Willis. An
assistant circuit attorney said, "In my estimation, she was
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