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Mother 'traumatized' after fatally stabbing daughter's boyfriend reportedly hiding in closet
NOLA.com ^ | April 25, 2013 | Naomi Martin

Posted on 04/26/2013 2:39:38 PM PDT by BBell

A 35-year-old single mother came home from her evening criminal justice classes Wednesday about 7:15 p.m. and was startled to see a stranger wearing a hoodie inside her walk-in closet, according to statements she later told police and her family members. Panicked, the woman reportedly grabbed a knife from under her pillow, and stabbed the man several times.

The man died within the hour at a local hospital. The Orleans Parish coroner's office on Thursday identified him as Tyrone Scott, 17.

The family believes Scott hid in the closet at the house in the 3900 block of Gibson Street in Gentilly because he was secretly seeing the woman's underage daughter, who is 15, according to a family member.

The relative requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation; aside from the girl, none of the family members knew Scott, he said. The girl has been too distraught to give much information, he said.

"As far as we know, he was an extremely good kid," the relative said, "and it was just an unfortunate accident. We are hurting for their loss. Everybody's suffering."

The mother was taken to NOPD headquarters for questioning and was released. Homicide detectives are investigating the case to determine whether it will be deemed justifiable, NOPD spokesman Frank Robertson III said.

"It was a terrible incident and we regret that it happened," said George Blair, an attorney for the woman.

The woman's relative said she was hysterically crying Wednesday night and Thursday. "She is traumatized. She will never recover from this," he said. "We weren't raised to take people's lives. It was not intentional. She felt she had to defend herself and she did."

Efforts to reach Scott's family were not immediately successful. The woman's family said they would like to talk to Scott's family. "Our hearts really

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I had to laugh a little when I read this.

I guess this is one Momma Bear you don't startle.

1 posted on 04/26/2013 2:39:38 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

Porn fantasy gone horribly wrong.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 2:40:58 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: BBell
That's what they made vans with shag carpeting for.

(Avoiding her jo-mama)

3 posted on 04/26/2013 2:41:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BBell

Tyrone, eh? Well, the mother must be black too or this would be NYT Headlines.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 2:43:42 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Paladin2
That's what they made vans pick ups with shag carpeting for. Or so said Bill clinton.
5 posted on 04/26/2013 2:44:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BBell

Trying to feel bad about this guy’s demise.

Still trying.

It’s not worth it.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 2:44:28 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BBell

Funny how the Media describes this 17 yr old as a Man and the 19 yr old Bomber in MA is a Kid.

just an observation

TT


7 posted on 04/26/2013 2:45:02 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: Paladin2

Or a pickup with a bench seat.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 2:45:37 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: Yaelle

Don’t strain yourself. If it were my 15-year-old daughter, I wouldn’t be agonizing, although I would be pretty darn pissed with her, too.

I wonder if the mother will be too traumatized to continue pursuing a career in Criminal Justice.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 2:45:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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To: BBell
Usher is deeply saddened.
10 posted on 04/26/2013 2:46:08 PM PDT by montag813
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To: BBell
"As far as we know, he was an extremely good kid," the relative said...

Isn't that what they said about Trayvon?

11 posted on 04/26/2013 2:46:30 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: BBell
Er...R. Kelly is deeply saddened.
12 posted on 04/26/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TexasTransplant

Whatever fits best the media agenda/narrative.


13 posted on 04/26/2013 2:47:20 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: BBell

Shades of Hamlet


14 posted on 04/26/2013 2:47:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: tet68

Wouldn’t that be rancheros and el caminos?


15 posted on 04/26/2013 2:48:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BBell

I think I know why she’s single.


16 posted on 04/26/2013 2:49:39 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Tax-chick

Are you saying if your 15 y/o daughter had a 17 y/o boyfriend you wouldn’t mind stabbing him to death?


17 posted on 04/26/2013 2:49:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: montag813
Baby!:


18 posted on 04/26/2013 2:49:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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19 posted on 04/26/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tax-chick

Exactly. But she is 15 and too young to be in charge of her sex life. They will fall in love and try to do these things and we must attempt to stop them. It didn’t always work throughout history or now.

But the schmuck who should be with another adult? He’s old enough to be fully responsible. I’m glad we don’t have to pay for his three squares, air conditioning, and full medical. Thanks, Mom.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 2:49:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BBell

Justice served. And likely a whole lot of taxpayer money saved.


21 posted on 04/26/2013 2:51:32 PM PDT by lurk
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To: EEGator; Yaelle

If my daughter had a 17-year-old boyfriend whom I didn’t know, and I found him - that is, an unidentified adult male - hiding in my closet at night, I don’t think I would feel too badly about stabbing what I legitimately believed was a dangerous intruder.

I’d be sad that he died, I guess, although that depends on what else I learned about him.


22 posted on 04/26/2013 2:52:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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To: BBell

She keeps a knife under her pillow? Hmmm.


23 posted on 04/26/2013 2:52:48 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: BBell

At 17, you’d think Tyrone could have beat feet out of there before momma had a chance to stab him.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 2:54:11 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Ray76

Doesn’t everyone?


25 posted on 04/26/2013 2:54:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BBell

He chose to be at the wrong place/her house and then his guilt forced him into the closet to hide.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 2:56:52 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: BBell
a good kid, other than that having sex with a fifteen year old... please, i hope it was a learning experience
27 posted on 04/26/2013 2:57:13 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: csvset

Either beat feet or dived out a window.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 2:57:35 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: BBell

So this lady killed a suspicious looking seventeen year old black male who was wearing a hoodie and she’s not being charged? Where’s A and Jesse? Where’s the media outrage? Afterall, she would have to be racist to assume a seventeen year old black male in a hoodie was up to no good, right? Oh, wait, the lady is likely black so there’s no evil white racist angle to run with? Alright, forget about it then.


29 posted on 04/26/2013 2:58:33 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Tax-chick

You act this way, you’re taking your chances. This kid’s luck ran out.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 2:58:44 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Tax-chick

I can understand thinking he was a criminal and defending yourself. Of all the places to hide, Tyrone did not pick a wise one. I guess this could be chalked up as a Darwin Award winner. My question was more towards the phrasing of the other posters “oh well” attitude towards killing your daughters boyfriend.


31 posted on 04/26/2013 2:58:58 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

What part of the story, she didn’t know who he was, did you not get?


32 posted on 04/26/2013 2:59:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EEGator

Damn, when I was seventeen everyone had 14 and 15 year old girlfriends...


33 posted on 04/26/2013 3:00:39 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: BBell

I’m glad it wasn’t a GUN! He might be dead! Oh, wait...


34 posted on 04/26/2013 3:00:52 PM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: Tax-chick
A boyfriend of mine had a close call along these lines.

He was something of a pest, and decided all on his own that it would be cool to come and tap on my bedroom window late one night.

What he did NOT know was that, about 5 years previously, a peeping tom/rapist/whatever had tried to break in my bedroom window, and Dad shot him.

Dad was about to have a return engagement, but being a sensible fellow he identified his target first(and said target peed his pants).

He was shortly thereafter an ex-boyfriend, by mutual consent. He decided my family was too dangerous, and I decided he was too dumb.

35 posted on 04/26/2013 3:01:13 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: EEGator; Yaelle
My question was more towards the phrasing of the other posters “oh well” attitude towards killing your daughters boyfriend.

I can't speak for Yaelle, but I was commenting based on the details of this particular situation.

In real life, if my 15-year-old daughter had a 17-year-old boyfriend - not totally impossible, because she knows some nice boys that age at church and in science competition - they would be chaperoned on all occasions. An advantage of an intact family (and a really large family) is that there are eyes on everyone, all the time. Of course, that can be a disadvantage, too ...

36 posted on 04/26/2013 3:01:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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To: Yaelle

“But the schmuck who should be with another adult? He’s old enough to be fully responsible.”

He was 17, probably still in high school, for pete’s sake. Most states have laws that make a 17 year old dating a 15 year old perfectly legal.

I guess the holier than thou crowd around here never heard of a sophomore dating a senior before, but it happens all the time in the real world.


37 posted on 04/26/2013 3:01:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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38 posted on 04/26/2013 3:01:53 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Tax-chick

Sorry, my post #31 is for you not Yaelle. I thought you included him/her as they posted the one I replied to.


39 posted on 04/26/2013 3:03:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
If she had a backhoe, she wouldn't have had to report it at all, and Tyrone would just be gone.

Until my daughters were grown and gone, I had a backhoe around, and explained its purpose to young men.

/johnny

40 posted on 04/26/2013 3:03:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cll

The mother didn’t know his age, name or who he was! So being 17 had nothing to do with the mother killing him.


41 posted on 04/26/2013 3:04:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I wasn’t posting to you, smart ass.


42 posted on 04/26/2013 3:05:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Ray76

You DID read that this was New Orleans, right ?


43 posted on 04/26/2013 3:06:19 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m guessing your daughters had very few second dates.


44 posted on 04/26/2013 3:06:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: AnAmericanMother
He decided my family was too dangerous, and I decided he was too dumb.

Wise reasoning all around.

45 posted on 04/26/2013 3:07:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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To: EEGator

Yes, but I’d responded to her, so it was kind of a group discussion, I thought.


46 posted on 04/26/2013 3:08:37 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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To: Tax-chick

You’re correct, I was confused.


47 posted on 04/26/2013 3:09:09 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL


48 posted on 04/26/2013 3:10:16 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: EEGator
Only the good ones came back for round 2. I'd take a bullet for my younger daughter's hubby. He's a damn fine man. I just helped her sort through them.

That's a daddy job.

/johnny

49 posted on 04/26/2013 3:10:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: presently no screen name

When I was 17 I took my 14 year old girlfriend to a late night movie. She snuck out of the house, we went to the movies, and that’s it - I swear, and sneaked back to her house. If her dad had caught me driving her from or to their house, I bet he would have shot me even if he knew exactly who I was!

My point was that someone seemed surprised that 17 year olds could have girlfriends two or three year their juniors.


50 posted on 04/26/2013 3:11:15 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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