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Tanzania Woman Woke Up to Find Would-Be Rapist in Her Room; Stabbed, Killed Him

| by Lina Batarags

A suspected rapist who broke into a woman’s house in April was killed when his would-be victim woke up and stabbed him in the head.

Stephen Philbert, 30, allegedly broke a window to get into the woman’s room right around midnight.

The local police chief, Evarist Mangalla, said that before Philbert could rape her, however, she woke up, picked up a knife in self-defense, and stabbed the intruder.

“According to the woman, when he entered into her room, she ran for the knife to defend herself and stabbed him on the head,” Mangalla stated.

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Mangalla added that the woman raised an alarm after stabbing Philbert. Neighbors rushed to her rescue; Philbert died on the way to the hospital.

The woman is being held by the police for interrogation.

Sources: http://allafrica.com, http://dailynews.co.tz

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