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Cops: Cape Girardeau woman kills man who returned to rape her second time [armed citizen]
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH | 10/31/2008 | Heather Ratcliffe

Posted on 12/17/2008 6:22:33 AM PST by grundle

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. Click Here!

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.


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1 posted on 12/17/2008 6:22:34 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Oops! I forgot the link: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/laworder/story/9C58494B45470714862574F3006D0CA6?OpenDocument


2 posted on 12/17/2008 6:23:08 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Oooh, went to the well one too many times, as Gorilla Monsoon used to say. But at least now the guy can be a productive member of society - I hear rose bushes grow wonderfully in a freshy corpse.


3 posted on 12/17/2008 6:24:01 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: grundle

*sniffle*

I just love a happy ending...


4 posted on 12/17/2008 6:24:45 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: grundle
This appears to be the perp:


5 posted on 12/17/2008 6:25:14 AM PST by Malsua
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To: grundle

Finished a job the courts couldn’t do.
Justice served.


6 posted on 12/17/2008 6:26:04 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: grundle
He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he died several hours later.

I hope he was awake and in agony those last few hours. We don't have any morphine to spare for rapists.

7 posted on 12/17/2008 6:26:38 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: grundle
The 57-year-old woman shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun

SCORE!


8 posted on 12/17/2008 6:27:46 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: grundle

God bless this woman.

Ouch, a shotgun blast to the chest has to hurt.

I wondered what type of round she was using, 00, number 2?


9 posted on 12/17/2008 6:27:50 AM PST by stockpirate (Let's start by watering the tree of Liberty with the blood of tyrants. Sooner not later.)
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To: grundle

Good job.


10 posted on 12/17/2008 6:27:58 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: grundle

How’s Hell treatin’ ya these days, Ronnie?


11 posted on 12/17/2008 6:28:00 AM PST by TonyInOhio (The people have spoken, the bastards.)
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To: KarlInOhio; sit-rep; Squantos; Jersey Republican Biker Chick
I hope he was awake and in agony those last few hours.

A few quotes from Pulp Fiction come to mind here.

12 posted on 12/17/2008 6:28:16 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Sorry, all out of free Brightsides and Lazamatazes. If you took two, please return one.)
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To: Malsua
Correction: It was the perp. Emphasis on the WAS.

And kudos to Swingle who clearly possesses common sense.

13 posted on 12/17/2008 6:28:43 AM PST by Jemian (PAM of JT~~ The more I git to know some people, the better I laik ma dawg!)
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To: grundle
"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.

What???? ...this is not going to sit well in circles around San Francisco.

14 posted on 12/17/2008 6:28:45 AM PST by meandog (Wasilla warrior in 2012!)
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To: grundle
Outstanding! Bravo!

Good choice using a shotgun. Probably the best for most people at close range.

15 posted on 12/17/2008 6:29:26 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: grundle

Good for her! I would only say she should have shot him again so he would not have been able to leave the scene.


16 posted on 12/17/2008 6:29:31 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: stockpirate

I hope #8 myself, takes longer but the end is the same.


17 posted on 12/17/2008 6:29:38 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: stockpirate
I wondered what type of round she was using, 00, number 2?

A close range it really doesn't matter.

Give that woman a life time membership to the NRA.

18 posted on 12/17/2008 6:30:26 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: grundle

Real woman with excellent”gun control”-all is right with the universe! You won’t see this woman needing to sleep with 13 year old boys to prove it as in previous story thread on here. Bravo!


19 posted on 12/17/2008 6:30:53 AM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: Abathar

I use number 2 steal shot, high vilocity 3” shells.


20 posted on 12/17/2008 6:31:08 AM PST by stockpirate (Let's start by watering the tree of Liberty with the blood of tyrants. Sooner not later.)
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To: grundle

Cape Girardeau, she certainly deserves an honorable mention by El Rushbo for her good shooting.


21 posted on 12/17/2008 6:31:17 AM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: grundle

“”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.”

....now that’s what I call a DA with common sense....this guy needs to be re-elected!!


22 posted on 12/17/2008 6:32:06 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: grundle

Cape Girardeau is Rush’s hometown. I’m sure he’s proud of this woman. I’ll definitely listen to what he has to say about it.


23 posted on 12/17/2008 6:33:04 AM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: STONEWALLS

Ten bucks says the perp’s family gets a lawyer to try her in civil court for planning to kill him. They’ll make it sound like Murder 1.


24 posted on 12/17/2008 6:34:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: grundle

OMG...the guy lived 2 hours after a shotgun blast? Poor woman having that bloody mess in the basement to clean up. :)


25 posted on 12/17/2008 6:34:40 AM PST by Fawn (I want my bailout too!!!!)
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To: grundle

She shoots! She SCORES!!!!

Well done, li’l lady!!


26 posted on 12/17/2008 6:34:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (islam IS the problem!)
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To: grundle

It would have been better if she could’ve shot the b@$t@rd the first time, before he raped her. But that’s probably why she was ready for him this time around; either way, good riddance to bad rubbish.


27 posted on 12/17/2008 6:34:59 AM PST by Marauder ("I won't be wronged, I won't be lied to, and I won't be laid a hand on." - J.B. Books)
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To: grundle
he died several hours later
I hope they were long hours of painful consciousness wracked with remorse and regret. Well, the remorse and regret part are probably unlikely. But I sincerely hope this dirt-bag suffered lots and lots of pain before he croaked.
28 posted on 12/17/2008 6:35:08 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Malsua

He voted for obama


29 posted on 12/17/2008 6:35:44 AM PST by Canedawg ("The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it")
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To: grundle

I received an automated call from the police station last night alerting residents of some break ins occurring in my quiet, conservative little hamlet. The voice said men were knocking on the front door and when no one answered, they broke into the back basement or bedroom window. It also said most of these men were black (interesting how they can get away with that in this day and age).


30 posted on 12/17/2008 6:35:59 AM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: grundle

Had this happened in Chicago, she would’ve been brought up on murder charges.


31 posted on 12/17/2008 6:36:18 AM PST by ScottinVA (islam IS the problem!)
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To: massgopguy

...I think you’re right and I won’t be surprised if the NAACP gets involved.


32 posted on 12/17/2008 6:37:50 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: grundle
The woman told police he was the same man who raped her several days earlier. Officials do not intend to seek charges against her.

Jerk reporter. I bet the officials never even considered charges. They're probably too busy deciding the size of the parade.

33 posted on 12/17/2008 6:39:02 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: KarlInOhio

You - out of the gene pool1


34 posted on 12/17/2008 6:41:27 AM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: grundle

I love stories that have a happy ending.


35 posted on 12/17/2008 6:43:02 AM PST by wbill
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To: Abathar

Feel good story of the day!


36 posted on 12/17/2008 6:44:36 AM PST by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: KarlInOhio

He was taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where he died several hours later.

I hope he was awake and in agony those last few hours. We don't have any morphine to spare for rapists.

And I hope he didn't any pain meds those last few hours while a shrill voiced bureaucrat equipped with a form laden clipboard asked him about his medical insurance

37 posted on 12/17/2008 6:45:19 AM PST by pikachu (Don't be dumb -- we have Democrats for that)
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To: Moonman62

Agree, why was this question even raised by the journalist. Oh the poor poor victim, shot when he just wanted to check and see how she was doing. Where o’where have our manners gone. The least she could have done is offered him a drink. /s


38 posted on 12/17/2008 6:45:27 AM PST by DieNarrin (Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity!)
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To: grundle
Another failure of the nanny state. My sympathy to the victim and wish her peace and happiness.
39 posted on 12/17/2008 6:46:00 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: grundle

Preyer had been convicted in New Madrid, Mo., in 1989 of rape and robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted in 2006 of failing to register as a sex offender, and earlier this year of misdemeanor assault.

Karma bitchslapped this POS.

I am so very sorry this woman has to go through this experience. OTOH, maybe all the judges that cry for the perps will wake up to the truth. But they won’t until it’s too late and they cry for the offender.


40 posted on 12/17/2008 6:46:57 AM PST by egannacht
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To: stockpirate
Next to my bed is my old Model 97 12 gauge loaded with a new ammo I bought. It is a single .65 diameter ball surrounded with six .25 diameter balls all neatly packed in a special sabot.

Never fired the stuff yet, but it sure looks like it will make a mess of whatever is downrange.


41 posted on 12/17/2008 6:49:49 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: grundle

By Heather Ratcliffe
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
10/31/2008

This is six weeks old. I remember the post from then.


42 posted on 12/17/2008 6:53:04 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
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To: Fawn
Poor woman having that bloody mess in the basement to clean up.
She probably had to call a cleaner.
43 posted on 12/17/2008 6:53:39 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Abathar

That looks pretty nasty. What does a box run? How many rounds in a box?

On future weapons he was showing an automatic 12 ga that has a 40 rounds drum. He used number two at two hundred yards and it destroyed the target, a 4’x8’ piece of plywood.


44 posted on 12/17/2008 6:53:52 AM PST by stockpirate (Let's start by watering the tree of Liberty with the blood of tyrants. Sooner not later.)
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To: Abathar
I strongly recommend putting a box or two down-range, so that you will know:

1) that it functions in your shotgun
2) how it shoots (relative to point of aim)
3) felt recoil from that load.

"Buck and Ball" was a popular military and militia load in the early 1800s, still in use into the War Between the States.

45 posted on 12/17/2008 6:54:43 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: pikachu
I hope he didn't any pain meds those last few hours while a shrill voiced bureaucrat equipped with a form laden clipboard asked him about his medical insurance
Or better yet, I hope that they "mistakenly" shot him up with amphetamines in the place of pain meds. Really make him wide awake for his last miserable hours on earth.
46 posted on 12/17/2008 6:55:37 AM PST by samtheman
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To: grundle

Officials do not intend to seek charges against her.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Winners of the “Duh! Award”.


47 posted on 12/17/2008 6:56:52 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Abathar
I think, at least for my purposes, that you don't need anything larger than a #4s inside your house. In fact 6s and 7 1/2s are fine under 15 yards and they will not over penetrate your wall and go into your neighbors home. I have fired many rounds through sandwitches of drywall and insulation at the range and bird shot is devastating at close range but keeps down incidental damages.
48 posted on 12/17/2008 6:57:38 AM PST by bt-99 ("its not ours to give")
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To: Abathar

Now, that’s some strong medicine !


49 posted on 12/17/2008 6:58:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
The 57-year-old woman shot Ronnie W. Preyer, 47, a registered sex offender, in the chest with a shotgun

Oooo. That'll leave a mark.

50 posted on 12/17/2008 6:59:19 AM PST by Lazamataz (Proud author of abstract semi-religious dogmatic hoooey with a decidedly fringe feel.)
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