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Woman shot after wandering into home pleads guilty

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October 11, 2012 03:43 PM EST | AP


BOULDER, Colo. — A woman who drunkenly wandered into a Colorado home before the homeowner shot her in the hip has pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing.

Zoey Ripple's lawyer says her client may have been under the influence of a date rape drug when she wandered into the Boulder home around 3:30 a.m. May 23.

The homeowner who shot Ripple wasn't charged. Prosecutors said his actions were justified under Colorado's "Make My Day" law, which allows residents to defend themselves against intruders.

Ripple, who made the dean's list at the University of Colorado, has apologized.

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