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The men knocked on the door for twenty minutes, while McKinley blocked it with a couch and called 911. Read the story and watch original video report from KOCO-TV.
Here is a portion of the twenty minute 911 call McKinley made:
McKinley: There's a guy at my door. I've got some dogs that keep coming up missing. This guy's up to no good. My husband just passed away. I'm here by myself with my infant baby. Can I please get a dispatch out here immediately?At that point the dispatcher transferred the call to another dispatcher. The second call was not recorded.
Dispatch: Hang with me a second. Are your doors locked?
McKinley: Yes, I've got two guns in my hands. Is it okay to shoot him if he comes in this door?
Dispatch: Well, you have to do whatever you can do to protect yourself. I can't tell you that you can do that, but you have to do what you have to do to protect your baby. Is he trying to get in the door?
McKinley: He just keeps knocking.
Dispatch: Okay. Alright. Do you have like an alarm on your car you can set off with your remote control that might scare him and get him away?
McKinley: No, I don't.
Dispatch: Alright. That's okay.
Shortly after the call was transferred, Stewart broke through the door, brandishing a knife. McKinley shot and killed him. Martin fled after the gunshot and turned himself in later that night.
Police arrived at McKinley's home shortly after the shooting. The county McKinley lives in is rural and covers approximately 12,000 square miles. Those two factors make immediate police reponse nearly always an impossibility.
Authorities have decided not to charge McKinley in Stewart's death, following provisions in Oklahoma's law that allows a person to use deadly force in self-protection. Stewart's alleged accomplice Martin will be charged with 1st degree murder under an Oklahoma statute that holds a perpetrator liable for deaths occured during the comission of a crime.
|Copyright 2012 ABC News|
|Copyright 2012 ABC News|
Regardless of how over-reaching a state is allowed to become, it is folly to believe a state can effectively protect its citizens 100% of the time. Therefore, citizens must retain the right to protect themselves. The primary duty of every citizen in a free society is self-protection. It's a shame the MSM can't see that.
The Blanchard Police Department has set up a fund for Sarah McKinley and her baby. Checks are mailable to:
Chickasha Bank & TrustFor persons wishing to make a credit donation by phone, the phone number of the bank is 405-485-2300 (please ask for Leah).
1525 N Council Hwy 76
Blanchard, OK, 73010
Portions of this story were also compiled from the following: UK Daily Mail Online, KOCO-TV, News OK Community Blog