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Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, NC, 4/28/98

Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Seventy-eight-year-old Mattie Lou Sherman was prepared when she set out one Friday night to investigate a loud noise at the back door of her house. Before she could get that far, she met a man, already inside, advancing toward her. According to police, she fired five times from her .38-cal. handgun, sending the man fleeing. Later, officers found the intruder near a local elementary school with wounds to the head, neck and shoulder. They said he would face first-degree burglary charges.

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