An 18-year-old mother in Oklahoma City is now getting global attention after she was forced to shoot dead a man who tried to attack her and her three-month old baby. According to reports, Sarah McKinley shot Justin Martin after the latter tried to harm her and her baby with a knife on New Year’s Eve. McKinley told 911 that she was alone inside her home when Martin her alleged stalker forcibly went inside her locked dwelling.
In an effort to protect herself and the baby she was forced to shot him with a 12-gauge shotgun fatally. The young mother said she had no recourse but to shoot him dead since he had the intention of harming her and her baby. She revealed that she was alone that day as her husband had died of cancer a week earlier.
The police said the young mother had no criminal liability for her action, saying the shooting was justified since the woman only wanted to protect herself and the baby. The bravery shown by the mother has gained praises from many people around the world.