Woman Shoots And Kills Intruder Who Was Hiding Under Her Bed
Laurens Co. Woman Shoots And Kills Home Invader - News - News Channel 7, Upstate South Carolina
Good for her, and I hope no charges are brought.
An Upstate woman shoots and kills a man deputies say broke into her home.
The coroner's office tells us the man who died was 23 year old Richard Bennette Vanderford, who lived with his grandparents, next door to the victim on Pineland Shores Circle in the Cross Hill community of Laurens County.
Sheriff Ricky Chastain tells us investigators believe Vanderford went into the woman's home through the back door. The woman had been home about 30 minutes when she heard a noise coming from the bedroom. Deputies say she looked and saw a hand under the bed. She got a pistol and shot at Vanderford three times as he started to come out from under the bed.
She called 911. After the shooting, deputies say the woman realized she knew the intruder. The say he was not related to her.
The woman's identity has not been released. The Laurens County Sheriff's Office is still investigating. Sheriff Chastain will hand over all the information and evidence to 8th Circuit Solicitor Jerry Peace, who will decide whether or not to file charges in the case.