Lulah Lavery was home with her daughter at their Richford,
Vt., home when they heard the sounds of a forced entry. As her
daughter phoned police, Lavery loaded a shotgun and went to
investigate. Finding a man reaching through a broken backdoor
window, Lavry fired a single blast. The man fled, but a wounded
suspect was quickly apprehended.
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