please NOTE: The Intruder was armed with a KNIFE !
(AZ) Intruder kills wife then is killed by husband 07-01-03
Intruder kills Payson woman,
73; husband then kills intruder Associated Press
Jul. 1, 2003 12:48 PM
PAYSON - A 73-year-old woman was stabbed to death by an alleged robber,
who her husband then shot in turn.
A man allegedly went to the home of Ray and Annie Friesen in Beaver
Valley on Monday and asked to use their phone, saying his car had broken
Ray Friesen, 79, allowed the man to use a cordless phone outside, but
when the suspect returned the phone, he allegedly took out a hunting
knife, said Gila County sheriff's detectives.
The man tied Ray Friesen to a chair in the dining room and demanded
credit cards, a wallet and keys to a vehicle, authorities said. Friesen
gave the man everything he asked for, detectives said.
But the man then entered a room where Annie Friessen was resting. When
Ray Friesen heard his wife screaming, he struggled free of his binding
and got a pistol, said Sheriff John Armer.
Friesen found his wife bleeding and the suspect standing over her with a
knife, Armer said. Friesen shot several times.
Annie Friesen and the suspect, whose name was not immediately released,
were both killed.