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Florida Mom Shoots Husband To Protect Her Son

Domestic violence has a devastating effect on families worldwide, and those effects can be even more devastating when the abuse goes unnoticed for some time. As MadWorldNews reports, this Florida mother put an immediate end to it once she got a hint of what was going on.

This past March, Michelle Dinkins-Penland was preparing to celebrate her son’s 14th birthday when things suddenly took a turn for the worse. That’s when she stumbled upon a frightening scene involving her son and Mark Penland, a man Michelle had married a year before.

The child had gotten into an argument with his stepfather that quickly took a violent turn, as Mark began beating the helpless teen, repeatedly threatening to kill the kid in the process. To make matters worse, Mark threw Michelle’s elderly mother to the ground, and also punched Michelle in the face.

Terrified and in fear for her life, Michelle retrieved her gun and proceeded to shoot Mark, hoping to wound him and stop the madman’s rampage. However, Michelle proved to be a pretty good shot, and the shot proved to be fatal.

“To me, it was just a horrible situation to make the choice of my child surviving, or shooting my husband,” Michelle said.

Thankfully for Michelle, she was in lawful possession of her firearm and exonerated under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Source: Mad World News

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