DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     August 6-8, 1999     vol. 10, no. 147

NEWS & VIEWS
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COLOMBIAN NUNS CLEARED IN SELF-DEFENSE KILLING

        BOGOTA (CWNews.com) - Two nuns who accidentally shot a burglar they intended to scare off with a revolver were cleared of criminal wrongdoing on Wednesday.

        "The nuns acted in legitimate self-defense," read a statement from the public prosecutor's office, ending a two-week investigation. Sisters Luz Adelia Barragan and Eva Maria Silva had admitted that on July 21 they took turns firing the pistol into the darkness after hearing an intruder in the convent. One of those shots killed an apparent thief, Severo Mendez.

        The nuns began patrolling their convent with the gun last year after a series of robbery attempts. The convent houses valuable religious art, including a 16th century portrait of the Virgin of the Miracles, decorated with a gold crown and scepter.


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August 6-8, 1999       volume 10, no. 147
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