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The Enterprise-Record, Chico, CA, 12/7/92

Monday, March 1, 1993

Though beaten and shot by a pair of robbers, Carol Ponciano of Oroville, Calif., managed to get a pistol from her bedroom and opened fire on the pair as they assaulted her roommate. Her shots mortally wounded one of the intruders. The other fled, but a wounded juvenile was apprehended later. The county sheriff, noting the dead man had an "18-page rap sheet," said "Had she not done what she did, I'm convinced we'd have a triple murder on our hands."

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