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Woman Kills Daytime Intruder

Posted June 12, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The Chatham County Sheriff says a fatal shooting will likely be considered self defense. Police say Thursday around noon, Vincent Rieves broke into Sherry Rives's home and threatened to rape her. The two aren't related.

Sherry Rives grabbed a gun and shot the intruder four times. In the process she somehow shot herself too.

She's recovering at the hospital, but the man died. At this time she's not facing criminal charges since the police say she acted in self defense.