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NEMACOLIN, Pa. (AP) — A woman’s 10 years of karate lessons are being credited with helping her subdue a man suspected of breaking into her western Pennsylvania home just after midnight on New Year’s Day.

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Deborah Hughes tells the Washington Observer-Reporter she was saying goodbye to guests at her home in Nemacolin when she noticed someone inside the home of her 22-year-old college student daughter Hannah Hughes across the street.

Hannah Hughes says she watched 19-year-old Edward William Staley of Carmichaels throw mud and rocks on her father’s truck before she seized him by the hair and flipped him to the ground.

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Police say Staley grabbed Hannah’s throat, causing red marks and scratches.

Staley has been charged with burglary, trespassing, assault and other offenses.

Court officials say he doesn’t have a defense lawyer listed.

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