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The Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, 1/2/97

Thursday, May 1, 1997

The burglar ransacked 81-year-old Alberta Nicles' Muskegon, Michigan, home before waking her up and ordering her around the house to search for money. Ending up back in her bedroom, the intruder--a suspected crack addict with a long history of criminal activity--removed the widow's pajama bottoms and was preparing to rape her when she informed him that she knew where there was some money. Her assailant let her up and followed her to a closet where the woman instead retrieved her late husband's .38. She turned and shot her tormentor to death. Nicles then went to a neighbor's home to call police because her own lines had been severed by the intruder prior to his breaking in. "This was not just a random breaking and entering. ...He was planning on taking advantage of the vulnerability of an elderly person. ...She was clearly acting in self-defense," Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague said.
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