An Oklahoma man who shot and killed a father trying to drown his 3-month-old twins will not be charged.
Cash Freeman was home when a 12-year-old girl ran to tell him that his neighbor, Leland Foster, was trying to kill his family, authorities said, NBC-affiliate WDIV-TV reported.
Freeman ran to the home, where he found Foster trying to drown his tot children in a bathtub.
The father also threatened the twins’ mom — his disloyal wife — with a knife, officials said.
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Freeman fired 3 shots at Foster, authorities said, according to internal media reports.
Two bullets struck Foster in the back. Freeman told authorities he fired a third shot to make certain Foster no longer posed a hazard to his family.
“Mr. Freeman reported that even after banishment two shots, he still deliberate the decedent to be a hazard watching him to [be] armed with the knife…viewing the decedent’s immorality vigilant voiced in his facial expression, he felt compelled to fire the third shot to try to get past this aroused man to describe assist and forestall the man from getting back up to mistreat anyone,” the Pontotoc County District Attorney’s Office pronounced in a statement, KFOR-TV reported.
Authorities dynamic the sharpened was a “justifiable use of lethal force under Oklahoma Law,” WDIV-TV reported.
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No charges will be filed against Freeman.
Justifiable carnage is tangible as “the official invulnerability of such person or of another, when the person using force reasonable believes such force is required to forestall death or good corporeal mistreat to himself or herself or another.”
The twins’ mom told police that Freeman saved the babies and she was beholden he intervened, WDIV-TV reported.
If he hadn’t “they would have all been passed … Leland was going to drown the babies and the knife was meant for her,” police said.
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Members of the open were gratified Freeman wasn’t charged.
“They better not file charges on that guy,” Kathy Hart told KFOR-TV. “Because, he stable two trusting babies that couldn’t strengthen themselves. How can he be guilty of anything? He’s a hero. He should not be in trouble.”
The babies were taken to an Oklahoma City hospital. They have given been expelled and are in good health.
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