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The Republican, Western, Mass. 05/21/09

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ronald Duval, a condo owner in Wilbraham, Mass. heard a loud noise at his door and a man asking to be let in. Duval retrieved his licensed .380 caliber handgun and went to the door. When Duval opened the door the man came right inside. As Duval tried to assist him, the man began acting deranged. When the intruder began behaving in a threatening manner, Duval drew his handgun and ordered the man to stop. The intruder instead went over to Duval’s dishwasher, grabbed a wine glass, smashed it and used it to threaten Duval. As Duval retreated through his house he repeatedly warned the intruder that he would fire, but the man continued to advance. When Duval began to retreat upstairs, the intruder followed him. Duval fired, striking the man in the leg. When the intruder continued undeterred, Duval fired again, killing him. Reports indicate the intruder had a history of mental illness, including depression and schizophrenia. After an investigation, Hampton District Attorney William M . Bennett concluded that there was no evidence Duval acted improperly . No charges will be filed.
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