“I thought I would never have to kill someone I love,” said Marshai Lathan, who will most likely not be charged for shooting and killing her husband, Andre Williams, on September 14.
According to Ms. Lathan, her adult son (her husband’s stepson) was visiting her at home in Eastpointe, Michigan at 8:00 a.m., when her husband came home from work. The two men had a history of conflict, and Lathan’s son is currently four months into his parole. Williams was not happy to see him in the house.
“He said, ‘You’re gonna get out of here one way or the other,'” Ms. Lathan recalled. Then, the two began arguing. Williams and Ms. Lathan were both armed, whereas her son was unarmed. As the conflict escalated, Williams took aim at his wife’s son, finger on the trigger. When Ms. Lathan tried to get between them, her husband got physical with her as well.
“I said Andre, no, stop, I’m not gonna let you shoot my son,” said Lathan. “He’s shoving me with his forearm to my neck… Once he aimed at my son, I just started shooting.”
Lathan shot her husband twice, and by the time police arrived, he was dead. Her advice to women in abusive relationships: “Leave. Leave ahead of time. Don’t be like me.” Here’s the interview with her provided by Fox 2: