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United Kingdom

21 January 2003

Leicester Mercury (UK)

An 81-year-old woman was shot dead by a burglar when she confronted him with a gun and had the weapon turned on her, a court heard. Drug addict Stephen Burgess killed spinster Mildred Hope-Baldwin after he broke into her bungalow in Plummer Lane, Kegworth. Nottingham Crown Court heard Burgess had burgled the house looking for cash to buy drugs — but was confronted by Miss Hope-Baldwin, who was carrying a handgun. Timothy Spencer, prosecuting, told the jury:... (

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