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Md. Teen Stabbed to Death Trying to Protect Mother

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A Maryland teenager was stabbed to death while trying to defend his mother from her live-in boyfriend during a domestic dispute, charging documents show, according to WJLA

The documents report that 14-year-old Keyshaun Mason and his 18-year-old brother, Nathaniel Deberry, were trying to "assist their mother at which time Sean Crawford armed himself with a kitchen knife and barricaded himself and their mother inside the master bedroom."

The teens forced their way into the bedroom and demanded that Crawford leave. The 48-year-old reportedly stabbed Deberry in the shoulder, wounding him, and stabbed Keyshaun in the chest, WJLA reports.

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Neighbors told WJLA in an earlier report that commotion at the Oxon Hill residence woke them up around 7:25 a.m. Monday. 

"It was really, really, really, really loud," neighbor Alexis Black told the station. "It was like a football field of people fighting under me. It was really loud. You could hear them screaming."

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Both teens were rushed to the hospital, where the younger boy, a student at the Potomac High School, was pronounced dead. Deberry was treated and released, according to Fox 5 DC

"It's tragic; I can't … put words in it," Chardonnay Moore, one of Keyshaun's friends, told WUSA 9. "That's my best friend."

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Crawford fled the apartment but was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted first- and second-degree murder, Fox 5 DC notes. According to WUSA 9, he is expected to remain in custody without bond.