Domestic abuse should not be tolerated from anyone and this time a young teenage boy took matters into his own hands to settle his mother’s domestic violence incident with her ex-boyfriend. How’d he do it? He stabbed the man to death.
According to Black Media Scoop, the 13 year old son of Natasha Bivens most likely heard the commotion that was coming from his mother, her current boyfriend and his mother’s ex-boyfriend, Norman Shields . Bivens’ ex had entered her home unannounced with a handgun and began fighting with her current boyfriend and Bivens.
The 13 year old boy then grabbed a kitchen knife and delivered a fatal stabbing to Shield’s chest. BMS reported that Bivens’ current boyfriend left the scene.
While this story does not have a happy ending, we can still look at the glass as “half full”. Shields could have killed everyone in the home with his handgun, including the teen boy’s four year old sister who was also present during the time of the altercation. We don’t know what would have transpired had the teen not reacted so quickly. I cannot say that the boy did not want to kill the ex boyfriend but judging by the situation, I’m pretty confident in that he did what he thought was best to protect his mom and sister.
This is a prime example of why people in abusive relationships should get out while they can. The abuse not only affects the abused, it affects those connected to the abused, like their children. It was not stated whether this was the first time the ex attacked the boys mother but it’s highly likely that this occurred prior to the fatal incident and it could have been the last straw for the boy to see his mother being hurt, so he lashed out.
Many individuals claim that cannot get out of an abusive relationship or are just too afraid to leave but you can always leave because it’s a choice. Everyone has the opportunity of choice, your outcome depends on the choice you make. If you choose to stay in an abusive relationship, fatality is a potential outcome. However, if you choose to leave, you have a change to experience a healthy, loving, relationship that will build you up instead of tearing you down.
This incident is currently under investigation. What do you think will happen with the young boy’s case? Will the jury rule in his favor?