2008-05-02 : Fight-back farmer kills midnight attacker

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2008-05-02 : Fight-back farmer kills midnight attacker

Postby GOSA » Fri, 2008-05-16 12:02

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Fight-back farmer kills midnight attacker


May 02 2008 at 09:48AM


By Sharika Regchand


A 54-year-old Richmond farmer, despite stab wounds in his back, shot
both his attackers and killed one of them in his bedroom on Wednesday
night.


Grant Warren,speaking to The Natal Mercury from his hospital bed on
Thursday, said he had had an "horrific" experience.


He said he went outside with his weapon at about 10pm on Wednesday
when his dog began barking but saw nothing and went back into the
house.


"My wife Muffy and I were packing - we were going away for the
weekend," he said.


About midnight, while they were watching TV, shots were fired through
his bedroom window and two men entered.


"I rolled over to get my weapon from the bedside table and fell on the
floor. Both men jumped on me. One held me down while the other stabbed
me," he said.


Wrestled


Warren freed his hand and shot one of the men, who then left. He then
shot the other man two or three times. Wounded, the man wrestled with
Warren and bit his arm.


"I was getting weaker and weaker. My wife hit him on the head with the
bedside lamp. I then hit him on the head with my gun," said Warren.


At some stage, one of the men also kicked and assaulted his wife.


Warren said the attackers had cut through an electric fence to get on
to his premises.


In the past four months his office, which is in the house, and factory
had been broken into four times.


Police Superintendent Henry Budhram said the motive for the attack was
being investigated.


He said police had found the body in Warren's bedroom.


"There were bloodstains on the walls and floor... the large window was
smashed open and a knife was also found near the deceased," Budhram
said.


o This article was originally published on page 4 of The Mercury on May 02, 2008
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