Telma Boinville (above) lived on Oahu, Hawaii. To make ends meet, the 51-year-old substitute elementary school teacher cleaned houses. On the weekends and school holidays, Ms. Boinville sometimes had her eight-year-old daughter in tow . . .
She was working in an otherwise empty vacation house on Oahu’s famous North Shore when Kailey Dandurand, 20, and Stephen Brown, 23, entered.
At some point thereafter, one or the other or both of the invaders beat Ms. Boinville to death with a baseball bat, recovered at the scene. Responding police also found her daughter, alive, bound and gagged with duct tape.
The cops caught her murderers red-handed. Literally. foxnews.com:
Police sources told the station that Boinville’s credit card was found in Dandurand’s pocket when she and Brown were arrested Thursday night. They also had dried blood on their hands . . .
An angry mob watched and shouted obscenities as they were taken into custody.
On Friday, Dandurand and Brown laughed and smirked at news cameras when they were brought to the Honolulu Police Department headquarters to be booked.
Dandurand and Brown appeared in front of a judge Saturday. She was ordered held on $500,000 bail; he was ordered held on $1 million bail.
You might not think that a middle-aged woman cleaning a house in an island paradise would need to carry a gun to protect herself and her child. If so, you’d be wrong.
You might also think an American would be able to carry a gun legally if she so chose, given that the right to keep and bear arms is Constitutionally protected. If so, in this case, you’d be wrong. Hawaii hasn’t issued a concealed carry permit since the year 2000.
I’m not saying that Ms. Boinville would have saved her life if she’d been armed. I’m saying that she would have had a chance to eliminate the deadly threat against herself and her daughter if she’d been armed. To live to raise her daughter.
It should have been a defensive gun use.