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Woman Who Shot Assailant Freed

From Times Wire Reports

A woman accused of fatally shooting a man who tried to rape her was freed after a judge found her guilty of using excessive force and let her go with a fine. Claudia Rodriguez was fined $256 and ordered to pay $1,538 in damages to the family of the victim, Juan Miguel Cabrera, 27. On Friday, prosecutors dropped murder charges against Rodriguez, whose trial prompted an outcry from women’s rights activists who complained of injustice from a macho society that holds women to a different standard. The excessive force charge carries a sentence ranging from three days to seven years in prison.


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