The boy said he had been playing a video game Monday night when he heard his mother, Cheryl Stamp, scream. He found her on the kitchen floor, straddled by a fellow resident who was choking her.64 year old Salomon Noubissie died from a knife wound to his throat.
"I kept saying, 'Stop! Stop! Stop!'" the boy told The Washington Post, which published his account without giving his name. "But he just ignored me. He didn't stop. He just kept hurting her."
The boy said he took a knife and swung at the man.
This kid will no doubt have trouble dealing with what he had to do, but he had to do it. It was either that, or watch his mother be injured, and perhaps killed.
And I don't care what Noubissie was thinking, or what problems he had as a child, or if he had a mental illness. In that second, he was attacking that boy's mother. He was a threat that needed to be dealt with in that second, not minutes later when police would be able to arrive. [KABA]