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No charges for girl who pulled trigger on mother's abusive boyfriend: deputies

No charges for girl who pulled trigger on mother's abusive boyfriend: deputies (MGN)

The daughter who killed her mother's abusive boyfriend in North Carolina will not face charges for her actions, according to the sheriff's office.

Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies say the shooting happened Aug. 8 when 47-year-old Steven Kelley began attacking his girlfriend Chandra Newman, the mother of a 12 year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl.

Kelley assaulted and strangled Newman while yelling that he was going to cut her throat and then murder everyone in the house, deputies say.

This prompted the 12-year-old son to grab a gun, which his 15-year-old sister then took and used to shoot the boyfriend, according to deputies.

Two bullets struck Kelley in the chest, killing him. One of the bullets grazed the leg of the 16-year-old after fragmenting.

When deputies showed up to the house, they found the boyfriend dead with two bullet wounds. The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital and later released.

Kelley, a convicted felon with two active domestic violence protection orders against him, had a history of threatening Newman. Just four days before her death, Kelley had assaulter her, deputies say, pulling out a gun and firing multiple rounds while inside the house.

The District Attorney's Office decline to press charges, saying the shooting was justified.







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