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Law enforcement and attorneys say the local nurse who fatally shot an intruder at her Navy Point home Saturday would have been protected by state law before the ?Stand Your Ground? law passed.

 

Rhonda Eubanks, 57, a Baptist Hospital nurse, was alone at her home on the 100 block of N.W. Gilliland Road, in a neighborhood southwest of Sunset Avenue, Sgt. Mike Ward said Tuesday.

 

The woman used a .38-caliber handgun to shoot Vincent Demond Wesley, 29, of Pensacola, in the head as he charged toward her, Ward said. Investigators have no evidence that Eubanks had any formal training in shooting a firearm.

 

Assistant State Attorney David Rimmer was at the scene Saturday and saw the location of the body of the intruder, Vincent Demond Wesley, 29, of Pensacola.

 

?Preliminarily, it looks like a justifiable shooting,? he said. ?He was laying face-down, under the carport, only a few feet from her door.

 

"His head was closest to the door.?

 

Early evidence indicates that he was shot in the head approaching the woman?s front door, Rimmer said.

 

The woman was alone at her home -- a mauve-shuttered house with a manicured lawn -- about 7:45 p.m. Saturday when Wesley twice tried to enter her house, Escambia deputies said.

 

By the second attempt, she was armed and ready.

 

"It's pretty crazy," said Sgt. Mike Ward, a Sheriff's Office spokesman. "(She) shot and killed the intruder."

 

Deputies are not releasing the woman's name in order to protect her.

 

 

http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/apps/p.../1006/EDUCATION

 

Nice job Pensacola News Journal :plain.

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I wouldn't call this irresponsible journalism. First of all, if the local constabulary wanted to keep the woman's name a secret then the deputy quoted in the article should not have told the reporter her name. Second, I don't see why she has an inherent right to not have her name printed. I mean, she killed a man. Why didn't she call the police before she decided to end the guy's life?

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I wouldn't call this irresponsible journalism. First of all, if the local constabulary wanted to keep the woman's name a secret then the deputy quoted in the article should not have told the reporter her name. Second, I don't see why she has an inherent right to not have her name printed. I mean, she killed a man. Why didn't she call the police before she decided to end the guy's life?

 

Are you kidding me? The article clearly states the man was CHARGING AT HER, at that point her only option was to use lethal force to save her life. It was a justifiable shooting, so there should be no debate about it.

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