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Accused Rapist Shot, Killed by Victim

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Accused Rapist Shot, Killed by Victim
By: Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - No charges will be filed against the Cape Girardeau woman who shot and killed a registered sex offender trying to break back into her home.

Ronnie Preyer, 47, of Jackson died seven hours after being shot in the chest.

Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney Morley Swingle tells Heartland News that Preyer is the same man who raped the 57-year-old woman on Saturday, October 25th.

Swingle says she shot Preyer as he broke through her basement door into her kitchen around 2:15 Halloween morning.

Swingle says he will not charge the woman with any crime.

Cape County Coroner John Clifton says he agrees with Mr. Swingle and plans to rule Preyer's death a justifiable homicide.

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