“According to a protective order, the victim claimed Leonardo Henry ‘had been molesting (several kids) in the middle of the night for several years.'” kfor.com‘s report tells the tale of Henry’s comeuppance. Not at the hands of police, prosecutors, jury, judge and jailer. At the hands of the 11-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend. “Police say the suspect attacked and stabbed the girl’s mother inside the victim’s home near SE 89th and Bryant. After being shot, the suspect ran outside of the home but didn’t get far . . .
The wounded suspect collapsed in the street and police took him into custody.
The home’s back door is still smashed after the man broke inside and began stabbing his ex-girlfriend.
“He stabbed her in the eye, neck and the chest,” said neighbor Carolyn Marsee.
Seeing the violent assault, neighbors say the victim’s 11-year-old daughter grabbed a gun and shot the attacker multiple times inside the home.
“What she did, the 11-year-old, was amazing,” said Shiree Marsee.
And laudable. To the point where the Oklahoma City police aren’t pressing charges. “I salute her,” the vic’s neighbor tells the TV crew. “And I don’t know how to use a gun.” Time to learn, then. Meanwhile, here’s an interesting question: what if this had gone down in Massachusetts? Bay State law stipulates that
It shall be unlawful to store or keep any firearm, rifle or shotgun including, but not limited to, large capacity weapons, or machine gun in any place unless such weapon is secured in a locked container or equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render such weapon inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user.
I reckon if Mr. Henry had been stabbing his ex-girlfriend in Massachusetts he would have walked out of her house relatively unscathed. Leaving the victim dead and her daughter orphaned. Provided, of course, the victim obeyed MA’s safe storage law. And if she hadn’t, she would’ve been charged.
Which makes this case well worth bookmarking for those who oppose mandatory safe storage laws, in case proponents aren’t swayed by that “shall not be infringed” business in the U.S. Constitution. [h/t JH]