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Woman whose husband killed burglar says laws not needed

What happens when a burglary victim fights back and kills an intruder? The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants to change the law to ensure home owners are treated as victims, not perpetrators of crime - but does the law really need changing?

Karen Cooke's husband Vince killed a burglar who had broken into their home and told BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast said more legal force was not necessary.

Vincent Cooke was initially arrested and bailed, but eventually walked free after stabbing and killing a burglar who attacked him.

  • 22 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK
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