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Mom, 75, comes to son's aid, shoots burglar in the leg

Staff Report • Sep 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

PETROS - Maternal instinct remains strong, even if mom is 75 years old.

Jesse Williams, 28, discovered that truism Thursday night when the mother of a man he allegedly was fighting shot him once in the leg to halt the assault on her son.

According to Morgan County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy William Angel, Williams broke into David Brandenburg's home at 905 Back Petros Road. The 43-year-old Brandenburg was home and began struggling with the intruder.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's web site.

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