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The Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, 3/23/88

Friday, July 1, 1988

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 protecting herself."

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