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Burglar Repeatedly Stabs Elderly Man And Then His 80-Year-Old Wife Shoots Burglar

May 12, 2016

A 25 year-old man is dead after attempting to burglarize the home of two elderly people in Sultan, Washington.


The 25 year-old man identified as Steven Sheppard, broke into the home of Barb and John Moles around 8:30 P.M on April 28 with the intent of stealing drugs.

Sheppard began attacking John Moles, 75, with a crowbar and stabbing him multiple times in the abdomen with a knife. Barb saw her husband bleeding on the floor of the kitchen and John said to her “I’ve been stabbed.”

Barb Moles, a grandmother of eight and great grandmother of three, grabbed her .38 caliber pistol, a Christmas present from her husband a few years ago, and fired the weapon 4 times, 3 of which hit Sheppard, KOMO TV reported.

“I was just intent upon stopping him,” she told KOMO. “I didn’t have any other thought in my head. I just knew I had to stop him.” She told the local station that she is “not just the typical granny.”

The station reported that when Moles confronted Sheppard he let out one word: “Gun.”

John was later taken to Harborview Medical Center and is now in stable condition.

One of the grandchildren of the couple, Morgan Dobson set up a GoFundMe to pay for the medical bills.