14yo Murdered While Trying To Protect Mum From Boyfriend
An awful story has come out of Oxon Hill, Maryland with reports saying a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his mother's boyfriend while he was trying to protect her from him.
According to charging documents and family members, 14-year-old Keyshaun Mason was stabbed when he and his 18-year-old brother tried to break up a fight between Keyshaun's Mum, Lakisha Jenkins and step-dad, Sean Crawford.
The charging documents say the boys tried to help Jenkins after she and Crawford argued all night and into the morning. Police believe at some point Crawford grabbed a kitchen knife and barricaded himself and Jenkins inside the bedroom.
The boys then forced their way into the room and Crawford stabbed Mason in the chest and then his step-son in the shoulder, in front of Jenkins.
Keyshaun was pronounced dead once Police arrived at the scene.
"My kids responded. They did what they felt was needed to see if I was safe. Keyshaun was a very caring person. He would do whatever he possibly thought he needed to do if he cared about you." Lakisha Jenkins said.
Neighbor says he heard yelling outside the apartment building before the stabbing, evidence markers inside the door. pic.twitter.com/zfJLMduU9s— Tracee Wilkins (@TraceeWilkins) October 19, 2015
Police release new details in double stabbing that left a 14 y/o dead and a teen injured. Adult suspect in custody. pic.twitter.com/T4zWXETf3I— Tracee Wilkins (@TraceeWilkins) October 19, 2015
According to NBC Washington, Crawford has a history of domestic violence in Maryland and DC. He's been charged with first-degree murder and attempt first and second degree murder. He is being held without bond and faces life in prison without parole if convicted.
Source: NBC Washington