5-2-07 Montana – Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower a home-alone, eleven-year-old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two story home..
It seems the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana, and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine.
Patricia was in her upstairs bedroom when the two men broke through the front door of the house.
She quickly ran to her father’s room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.
Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buck shot from the girl’s knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals.
When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive.
It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen .45 caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. The victim, 50 year old David Burien, was not so lucky as he died from stab wounds to the chest.
Patricia staved off a robbery and potential rape because her parents taught her how to use a gun.
Her parents just didn’t hide a gun in the house and not educate her on the power that a firearm provides.
Ignorance can be deadly, but fortunately for this Montana family, knowledge was power.