The latest home invasion in the Westhaven neighborhood in Greenville is just a few blocks from where one woman had her home broken into two months ago.
Gina Hathaway had to barricade herself in her bathroom until police arrived and arrested the two intruders.
There is now a for sale sign in Hathaway's yard. She says she hasn't been back there since the day after the break-in.
Hathaway and other residents in the Westhaven subdivision say they can relate to this latest deadly home invasion and how it important is to do what it takes to protect your home and your family. Hathaway says, "I'm devastated for the family and the victim, I know some of what they're feeling today though mine didn't escalate to that level, I know that level of fear and my heart goes out to them."
Westhaven resident Melinda Hudson says, "We have a right to protect ourselves and as a nurse the last thing I want to do is take somebody else's life, but if they come to threaten my life and the life of my kids, then I won't hesitate for a second."
Hudson says she has always had a weapon, but she will now go to the range to learn how to shoot and will talk to her homeowner's association about hiring a security guard in the neighborhood at night.
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