More Than 100 Years for Home Invader Who Beat a Woman With a Crowbar

   06.25.19

More Than 100 Years for Home Invader Who Beat a Woman With a Crowbar

A violent criminal who forced his way into the Virginia home of a woman in her 60s and severely beat her with a crowbar has reportedly received a sentence of more than 100 years behind bars. Sadly, the victim was a gun owner, but the bad guy got to her gun before she did.

He had already told her he was going to kill her. After he got the gun, he turned it on the woman.

I said, ‘Oh honey don’t do that. Don’t shoot me.’ And that’s when he turned around and left. [laughs] ‘I mean, I’m the only person in the world who’d call someone “honey” when they’re pointin’ a gun at me.’

So close.

Back to the sentencing:

Teresa Arthur Moore testified [the crook] forced his way into her Charleston home with a crowbar in April 2018 and beat her. Moore’s purse, a loaded gun, and some jewelry were stolen. Police found the purse at [the suspect’s] home and two of Moore’s rings in his pocket.

A jury convicted [him] of burglary, robbery, assault, felony use of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Keeping him off the streets is great, but I can’t help thinking how much better this could have been if she’d had her gun nearby when she really needed it.

Arm yourselves. Defend yourselves.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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