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'They're not gonna chase me out of my home'


Anna Branch sits on the front porch of her central city home. She can be seen here through a bullet hole in a plastic chair.

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Come December 2013, Anna Branch, 57, will have lived in her West Woodruff Avenue home for 50 years, a milestone she's anxious to mark.

The block where she lives is usually quiet -- she knows all of her neighbors and likes to watch baseball games from her back yard, which faces Robinson Elementary School.

But for nearly a year, her home has become target practice for people presumably retaliating against her grandson, Martrece Dobson, who, last October, shot and killed Justin Smith. Dobson was cleared in the death by way of self-defense.

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