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The Union-Recorder

A homeowner has fatally shot a burglar he later learned was a longtime friend.

Ezekiel Wiley says he fired all six bullets at a man who crawled through a busted kitchen window, armed with a screwdriver Wednesday. Wiley said he couldn't see the burglar's face.

Several hours later Wiley learned the burglar was William Bernard Stafford, a friend of 30 years. Authorities said Stafford had a drug history and several convictions.

Georgia law allows homeowners to use deadly force to protect themselves and their property.

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