58 Year Old Paraplegic Man Shoots and Kills Intruder Using a Rifle After Being Stabbed Repeatedly

September 5 2012
by GSL Staff
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Source: news.iafrica.com Archive: WebCite.org

A 58 year old man in Cradock, South Africa, who is confined to a wheelchair, was attacked by his gardener with a knife.

The gardener forced his way into the man’s home, threatened him with a knife, and stabbed him repeatedly. The homeowner managed to make it to his bedroom, being assaulted the whole time, and grabbed his rifle, which he keeps by his bed, and shot the assailant once.

The suspect was critically wounded and died at the scene.

A police spokeswoman says a murder docket has been opened.

We are still trying to research South Africa’s self defense laws, but it looks like it’s not as easy to claim self defense as in other countries.

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