Skip to comments.Mother 'traumatized' after fatally stabbing daughter's boyfriend reportedly hiding in closet
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 guess this is one Momma Bear you don't startle.
Porn fantasy gone horribly wrong.
(Avoiding her jo-mama)
Tyrone, eh? Well, the mother must be black too or this would be NYT Headlines.
Trying to feel bad about this guy’s demise.
It’s not worth it.
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
Or a pickup with a bench seat.
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.
Isn't that what they said about Trayvon?
Whatever fits best the media agenda/narrative.
Shades of Hamlet
Wouldn’t that be rancheros and el caminos?
I think I know why she’s single.
Are you saying if your 15 y/o daughter had a 17 y/o boyfriend you wouldn’t mind stabbing him to death?
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.
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