This is a discussion on Good: Would-Be-Rapist killed attacking a woman (Merged) within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; She deserves a medal. What a great ending to a sad excuse of a man. People think that the death penalty is too harsh, should ...
She deserves a medal. What a great ending to a sad excuse of a man.
People think that the death penalty is too harsh, should become a host for the criminally stupid. Let's see how that works out.
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
This is a poster child story of why people need firearms.
Gun control can be blamed in part for allowing 9/11 to happen.
"Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum" (Latin)- "If you want peace, prepare for war".
Another Happy Ending !!!
Too bad she had to suffer once to realize what we, here, know.
"The victim will not be charged" ???
So it is not going to cost her many thousands of dollars as I read in other posts ??? Hmmmm ...
Note to self: I need to get that 870 soon !!!
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
A local terror has been eliminated. It's the proper outcome for a sad system that could only catch-and-release.
Three obvious lessons I see here:
Have a gun
Have a light (I like mine on my gun)
Have a cell phone
Potential new standard-bearer for the NRA's "Refuse to Be a Victim" program.
But what a horrible thing for that woman, first to suffer the incredible violation of the rape, and then to have to take a life to preserve her own. My prayers are with that woman.
I think it would be appropriate for the authorities to place a postscript on this registered sex offender's "profile," explaining that he's no longer a threat, and why.
STLtoday - Cops: Cape Girardeau woman kills man who returned to rape her second timeVery sad that this woman was raped in the first place, let alone having to possibly live through the nightmare again. Thankfully the second time she was armed and prepared to do what was necessary to end this scumbag's career.An intended rape victim shot and killed her attacker this morning in Cape Girardeau when he broke into her home to rape her a second time, police said.
The 57-year-old woman shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun when he broke through her locked basement door.
The woman told police he was the same man who raped her several days earlier. Officials do not intend to seek charges against her.
In the first incident, the woman heard glass breaking in her basement about midnight on Saturday. She went to leave the house, and the man attacked when she opened the front door. He punched her in the face and then forced her into a bedroom, where he raped her, said H. Morley Swingle, prosecuting attorney in Cape Girardeau County.
The victim reported the crime to police, and her landlord repaired the broken window.
She was home alone again Friday about 2:15 a.m. when Preyer broke the same basement window. The victim was awake watching television, when Preyer switched off the electricity to her house.
She tried to call 911, but couldn't because the power was off. She got a shotgun and waited as the man began banging on the basement door. She fired when Preyer came crashing through the door. When Preyer collapsed, the woman escaped and went to a neighbor's home, where she called police. Officers, who arrived within a minute, found a bleeding Preyer stumbling away from the house. He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he died several hours later.
Swingle said the victim identified Preyer as the attacker in both incidents. Preyer, of Jackson, Mo., had wet caulking from the recently repaired basement window on his clothing when he was shot.
"I will not be filing any sort of charge against this 57-year-old woman, who was clearly justified under the law in shooting this intruder in her home," Swingle said.
Very nice to see a DA with common sense, I love his quote in the last paragraph.
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Glad to see someone who chose NOT to be a victim, and to defend herself.
God bless her.
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The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
This lady deserves...
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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The cops were there in 45 seconds, but the buckshot was there in 4/5ths of a second. +1 for the brave woman.
Hate to say it, but I am kinda glade he go the chance to stumble outside, probably gave him some time to reflect on his mistake. Hope it hurt quite a bit also.
An ounce of lead is worth 200lbs of cop.