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Elko Daily Free Press, Elko, NV, 4/10/98

Saturday, August 1, 1998

According to Elko County, Nevada, Sheriff Neil Harris, a man who had befriended and later stalked Tracy Templeton deliberately waited until Templeton's husband was away one morning before entering the couple's house. The man beat Templeton in the face with the heel of his hand in an attempt to deliver a tactical blow designed to kill. But Templeton's 15-year-old son, who was in the house along with her 3-year-old son, came to his mother's rescue. He first attempted to pull the man away, then ran into a bedroom, where he grabbed a semi-automatic .22-cal. handgun. When he returned, he fired three shots, killing the attacker. Templeton suffered a deep cut over her right eye, a broken cheek bone, a broken nose, and bruises. The assailant had been released from jail the previous night after serving time for the stalking.
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