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Prosecutor won't charge woman who fatally shot man

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BLOOMFIELD, Ind. -

Southwestern Indiana authorities have determined that a woman who fatally a man she lived with won't face criminal charges because she acted in self-defense during a domestic dispute.

Greene County Prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw says it was evident that 32-year-old Teena Foster had injuries to her face and along her jaw line the evening of the June 24 shooting.

Foster told police she first tried to stop 33-year-old James Lee Austin from attacking her by telling him to stop.

The Greene County Daily World and The Herald-Times report that after Austin attacked her, Foster fired a warning shot inside the mobile home the couple shared southeast of Bloomfield about 65 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

Foster then shot Austin in the abdomen, fatally wounding him, when he advanced on her again.

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