Texas-born yoga teacher kills in­trud­ers in Chile home

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SAN­TI­AGO, Chile — A yoga in­struc­tor from Texas shot and killed two men who in­vaded her home on the out­skirts of the Chilean cap­i­tal, au­thor­i­ties said Fri­day.

The men broke into the bed­room of 61-year-old Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, hit her with a weapon and tried to tie her up Thurs­day. But pros­e­cu­tor Os­valdo Soto said she broke loose, grabbed her reg­is­tered gun from un­der a pil­low and shot them dead. Two other men es­caped.

Soto said Fri­day that the in­struc­tor is free be­cause she acted in self-de­fense. But he said that au­thor­i­ties have re­quested a se­cu­rity es­cort be­cause “we fear that she might suf­fer some sort of reprisal.”

A pro­file on the yoga academy web­site says the in­struc­tor was born in Texas where she stud­ied mar­tial arts and so­ci­ol­ogy and has been liv­ing in Chile since 1979.

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