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Woman stabs burglar in self-defense

A Columbus woman stabbed an intruder early Sunday after she came home and discovered the man in her mobile home, said Columbus Police Lt. Steve Cox.

Terrance Tiller, 20, will be arrested and charged with burglary after he recovers from a stab he received after he allegedly broke into Heather Cain's trailer at 4325 Old Cusseta Road, Cox said.

When Cain, 26, arrived home about 7:30 a.m., she allegedly found Tiller in her trailer and told him to leave. The two are acquaintances Cox said.

Tiller refused to go, Cox said. Instead, he allegedly attempted to assault Cain. In self-defence, Cain grabbed a long blade knife and stabbed Tiller in the chest, piercing his lung, Cox said. Tiller was transported to The Medical Center where he's in critical but stable condition.

Cain wasn't injured in the fray.

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