Terrance Allen (pictured), an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy, stabbed his mother’s live-in boyfriend, Timothy (Mohammad) Pender, to stop him from chocking his mother, the New York Daily News reports.
Pender, an ex-con, also assaulted the boy’s cousin, 27-year-old Kenyatta Parker (pictured), during the Saturday night attack. At 11:20 p.m. Pender allegedly beat Allen’s mother, Tracy Anderson, for a half an hour. He started beating Parker when she tried to stop the attack.
Little Terrance felt he had to do something. Fast.
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“I had a feeling something was going to happen,” the soft-spoken boy told The News in an exclusive interview as his mom, shaken and fighting back tears, looked on. “I was frightened.”
But, based on what he did next, there seemed to be no fear in this little Brooklyn boy. Here how the rest of the story unfolds, according to The News:
Skinny and baby-faced, but fast-thinking and with nerves of steel, Terrance had raced to the kitchen as Pender was throttling Parker, grabbing what his mother later called a “small steak knife” in his little fingers.
“I didn’t say anything. I just stood there for two or three minutes,” he recalled. “I wanted to see if he would get off her. But he didn’t. He was choking my cousin.