A 90-year-old Augusta, Ga., resident shot and killed an intruder
during an attempted robbery and assault. Gilbert Klemann, a retired
doctor, had an argument at his home with a handyman who had worked
on the doctor's house. The handyman, George Epperly, demanded the
return of some tools he claimed were left at the house. Fearing he
was about to be conned, Klemann left his house and drove around the
neighborhood for a while hoping the man would leave. When he
returned home, Klemann discovered Epperly inside, ransacking his
bedroom. During a struggle, Epperly pushed the doctor to the ground
and demanded money from him. Klemann handed over his wallet with
$35 in it, but the handyman wanted more. When the intruder came at
Klemann again, this time holding a glass jar of coins, the doctor
pulled a .22-cal. gun from his pocket and shot Epperly in the
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