Police are still trying to piece together the events of Tuesday evening after teens attempted to rob an 82 year old woman and she fired back killing the intruders.
Annabelle Williams, who just turned 82 yesterday, says she was in bed sleeping when she heard glass shattering in another bedroom. Startled, she thought a tree branch had broken the window but she then heard voices. That’s when she grabbed her gun.
“I feared for my life, but I wasn’t ready to die,” she recalled. “I started praying and I asked the Lord to guide my hands” Williams says as she heard the footsteps of the intruders getting closer to her bedroom, she reached into her nightstand and and shot in the direction of their shadows. She struck two of the three intruders, one made it out but was later picked up by police. The other two lay dead in her living room.
Annabelle who is a member of her local neighborhood watch said she has owned a gun for 10 years now, after being mugged once before. “Its a shame you can’t sleep at night in your own home where you are supposed to feel safe without being threatened and robbed,” she continues. “I purchased the gun hoping I would never have to use it, but I had no idea what they would do if I gave them a chance to get close to me.”
Williams fired 5 times hitting one of the teens in the chest and the other in the stomach. Because of their age police are not releasing the names at this time, but are saying the teens died as a result of the gun shot wounds. The third burglar is being held and charged with breaking and entering.
Police have not yet charged Williams, who has no prior arrests, but she was detained and later released.