Mother Forced to Shoot and Kill Son After Repeated Assaults by Him

Mother Forced to Shoot and Kill Him After Repeated Assaults by Him

Domestic abuse is a terrible thing. Everyone knows this. It’s one thing to be assaulted by a stranger but a physical attack from a spouse or a relative is much worse given all the emotions that get mixed into an attack by a relative with whom you have a close relationship.

A Pennsylvania woman and her husband had been the victims of numerous attacks by their adult son who was twice charged with assault on his mother. There was also a history of assaults against others. The violence got to the point that the father moved to another state to avoid the son.

The assaults tragically came to an end when the 40-year-old son showed up at his mother’s home intoxicated and threatened and then attempted to assault her yet again. This time the woman picked up a handgun and shot her son in self-defense.

Prosecutors said the woman was justified in the shooting.

Self-defense claims can often be complicated when there is a relationship between the parties involved. Bad blood between persons can destroy the innocence factor needed to justify a self-defense claim, especially if that bad blood goes back for some length of time. Prosecutors know this so they’ll often take a much closer look at those types of cases to see if this fight might go back a lot further than the immediate incident.

In this case, though, the documented history of violence works to justify the mother’s actions. She apparently had every reason to believe that her son was about to hurt her because he had done so multiple times in the past. Past history combined with intoxication would cause most reasonable people to be in fear for their life.

None of us can imagine what this mom must be going through because of this. Hopefully, she gets the help she needs to survive the aftermath of this one last attack.

$599.99 (Reg.$ 799.99)
No Code Needed
Sig Sauer P365 9mm Pistol 12 Rd RTT Tacpac, Coyote

Sig Sauer P365 9mm Pistol 12 Rd RTT Tacpac, Coyote

The award-winning P365 has redefined the micro-compact pistol category, quickly becoming one of the most coveted firearms in the industry.

$449.99 (Reg. $549.99)
No Code Needed
Smith & Wesson M&p Shield Ez 9mm Pistol With Manual Safety, Black - 12436

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9mm Pistol With Manual Safety, Black

The next evolution of the M&P Shield EZ pistol, the M&P9 Shield EZ encompasses all of the M&P Shield EZ features, now in the powerful 9mm caliber.

No Code Needed
3 Pack Of Blem Psa Stealth Ar-15 Lowers

3 Pack Of BLEM PSA Stealth AR-15 Lowers

These forged lowers are quality made using material is 7075-T6 and are marked "CAL MULTI" to accommodate most builds. The finish is Black Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-8625 Type 3 class 2.

1 2 3 17
Previous article23-Year-Old Woman w/ CCW Shoots Robbery Suspect Multiple Times
Next article3 Killed, 2 Injured in a Shooting at a LA Gun Store & Range… My Old FFL
Mark Ehlen is a USCCA certified firearms instructor, a MN DNR Firearms Safety instructor, high school trap shooting coach and a writer. As one of his uncles ran Federal Cartridge Corp for many years and his father retired from there, firearms and ammo are second nature to him. His firearms instruction is aimed at helping new shooters have a positive experience as well as understanding the practical and legal side of concealed carry. Mark can be reached at Marksmanship Firearms Training.
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments