Boy Who Saved Mom Fears Revenge From Attacker
Terrance Allen, the 11-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., boy who stabbed his mom's live-in boyfriend with a steak knife to save her and her cousin from his attack, now says that he fears revenge from 42-year-old Timothy (Mohammed) Pender when he's released from jail. And Allen may be on to something.
While relatives, friends and strangers alike are praising him as a hero, a defense attorney revealed in Brooklyn Criminal Court Monday night that Pender considered himself a victim -- if you can believe that -- and wants Terrance arrested. We're pretty sure the old saying "Pick on someone your own size" applies here. From the New York Daily News:
"I'm afraid of him coming back," Terrance told The News. "I'm the only one who got him to jail." ...
Pender was initially arrested on second-degree assault charges, but was arraigned on one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault and ordered held on $25,000 bail.
Prosecutors had asked for $150,000 bail, saying they might add a charge of felony attempted strangulation.
Terrance leaped to the defense of his mother, Tracy Anderson, 35, and her cousin, Kenyetta Parker, 27, Saturday night when Pender turned violent.
Cops said the child grabbed a steak knife and thrust it into Pender's back after he had beaten Anderson and was choking Parker.
Read more at the Daily News.