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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 05:10 AM
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No charges for teen widow who killed intruder
Source: MSNBC

Authorities don't plan to file charges against an 18-year-old Oklahoma widow who fatally shot a New Year's Eve intruder at her house while she had a 911 dispatcher on the phone.

However, the intruder's alleged accomplice has been charged with murder in connection with the death.

Sarah McKinley was in her mobile home with her 3-month-old son on New Year's Eve in Blanchard, Okla., when Justin Martin, 24, broke in with a large hunting knife, NBC station KFOR reported.

When she asked if she was allowed to shoot the intruder if he broke through the door, a 911 operator told her, "Well, you have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself ... I can't tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby."


Read more: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/05/9968356-no...



Many more interesting things at the link. Recommended reading.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 01:58 PM
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1. good for her.
i wouldn't hesitate to shoot an intruder.
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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 03:43 PM
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2. Good for her, indeed......
besides protecting herself and her baby, she did the rest of society a favor.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 07:07 PM
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4. my DU did not show your response.
is the end near?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-05-12 06:55 PM
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3. an 18 yr. old w/ baby was married to a 58 year old?
That means a 17 y.o. minor became pregnant by a 57 y.o.---is this normal in OK?

Besides that, good for her.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 11:11 AM
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6. Yeah
Lucky bastard :evilgrin:
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 09:57 AM
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5. Self defense of course... but that doesn't mean this won't affect her...
I hope she gets a little professional counseling dealing with the aftermath. For those who think taking a life (no matter how justified) does not have long lasting ramifications, the stats suggest otherwise.

May she move past this experience to have a long, healthy, productive (and safe) life.
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 03:34 PM
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7. I wonder where that poor little girl's family is
she could use some support herself, she is having to be so strong for her baby.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 08:23 PM
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8. It's gut wrenching sad...like much else, these days. Thanks for your work dbt...
Edited on Fri Jan-06-12 08:24 PM by KoKo
It's been much appreciated...keeping things going.

If you've looked at the "other site" there's so much incredible information here...(thanks to you) on LBN...it can't compare to the stuff that's over there...where there's just fighting and arguments over nothing...in reality.

Over here we can read...comment if we like or just KICK if we have nothing else to say. We just don't get INTO killing each other.

I think that's been a wonderful thing that has been going on here...for ever long it lasts.

Keph would be smiling. Perhaps he is up there.. with a big GRIN! He would be giving you the "BIG"

:hug: !!!!
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