Ellie Nesler, vigilante mother, dies

Ellie Nesler came to public attention in 1993 when she shot and killed the accused molester of her son during a hearing in a Tuolumne County courtroom. She was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and served three years of a 10-year sentence before winning an appeal based on jury misconduct. The case became a 1999 TV movie, "Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story." Nesler died at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after battling lung cancer. She was 56. Sacramento Bee and wires

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