"An elderly Chinese woman who died after being assaulted in her home may have put up a struggle and scratched her attacker, police say.
Detective Inspector Mark Gutry said Yin Ping Yang, 80, had tried to get to the phone before succumbing to the June 9 attack.
"It appears she may have at some stage put up as much of a struggle as she could. Which at her age wasn't much. He [her attacker] may have been scratched or injured in the assault..."Link:
Just as well she didn't have a pistol- she might have hurt the poor misunderstood attacker! We can't have that sort of thing happening in New Zealand!