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The Journal & Constitution, Atlanta, GA, 7/4/89

Friday, September 1, 1989

After being raped in her apartment, an Atlanta, Ga., woman borrowed a gun from a friend for protection. A month later the woman heard her window being smashed in the early morning hours. When a man wielding a screwdriver entered her bedroom, she fired. The intruder fled but collapsed a short distance away. Police charged him with the earlier rape.

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