No Charges for Teen Accused of Fatally Stabbing Mother's Abuser

Teen accused of fatally stabbing mother’s abuser won’t face charges, prosecutors say

The evidence and circumstances “seems like a valid case of self-defense,” Chief Deputy Prosecutor Zach Craig told The Star Press. “We don’t anticipate filing charges.”

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The man, who was the mother’s boyfriend, was physically abusing her Wednesday when the boy, 16, jumped on his back and stabbed him with a pair of scissors, police said. Officers were sent to the address for a report of battery around 8:40 p.m., according to the Star Press.

The man, who has not been identified partly because officers were still working to confirm what it is, was found dead in a neighbor’s yard.

An identification card in the man’s possession had a different name than what the girlfriend knew him as.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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