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Missouri woman kills alleged rapist

ST. LOUIS | The Cape Girardeau prosecutor says a woman shot and killed a registered sex offender who broke into her home about a week after he allegedly raped her.

Prosecutor Morley Swingle says the woman on Friday identified the man, 47-year-old Ronnie Preyer, as the same man who broke into her home and raped her days earlier. The prosecutor says the woman was justified in using deadly force.

Preyer allegedly first broke a basement window in the woman's home Saturday and raped her.

On Friday morning, the woman called 911 when she heard a car door slam. Police came but didn't find anyone else in her home. Two hours later, Preyer allegedly broke through the same basement window. The woman tried to call police again, but said Preyer had turned off her electricity. She says she shot him as he crashed through the basement door.

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