An 86-year-old woman killed in her Longwood home by an intruder Nov. 12 told her attacker to get out before trying to pull a gun on him, court documents reveal.
According to a search warrant filed in the murder case against Richard Hugh Grissett, when the convicted felon found Linnie Mae Ward sitting on her bed in her isolated home off Gwynn Road, he told her he was there to rob her.
But the feisty Ward didn't budge. Instead, she ordered the intruder out. And when he didn't leave, she reached for the rifle she kept at her bedside.