Beauty of a shot with pink pis­tol

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

A PINT-sized Florida pageant queen shot and killed an in­truder with her pink .38-cal­i­bre hand­gun dur­ing a vi­o­lent home in­va­sion, it was re­ported Tues­day. Meghan Brown, 25, fa­tally in­jured 42-year-old ex-con­vict Al­bert Franklin Hill on March 12 at the house she shares with her fi­ance in Tierra Verde, Fla. Hill barged into the 254 sq m home around 3am af­ter Brown re­sponded to a knock at the front door, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port. He al­legedly grabbed the 50 kg Brown around her nose and mouth and dragged her to an up­stairs bed­room.

The woman’s fi­ance Robert Plan­thaber said he was quickly awak­ened and ran to Brown’s side.

‘‘ I at­tacked him and took a se­vere beat­ing to the head," Plan­thaber said. ‘‘ But I got him off of her long enough for her to scram­ble to the room where she keeps her pink .38 spe­cial."

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