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The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C., 8/22/04

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

After a string of burglaries at his Cross, S.C., home, Jerron Richburg stayed home. When he heard a noise, he retrieved his shotgun, and confronted a burglar, who moved toward him. Richburg fired once, wounding the intruder, who police suspected had been involved in earlier burglaries. A grand jury ruled the shooting was in self-defense.

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