On the phone with the 911 dispatcher McKinley explained that she was alone in the house with her 3-month old baby… her husband had died of cancer only a week before. McKinley asked the 911 dispatcher if she was allowed to kill the men as they were breaking in… the dispatcher told her that she could not tell her it was okay to kill anyone, but to do whatever it took to protect her baby.
A few moments later when Justin Martin kicked in the door, McKinley shot and killed him, the other man fled the scene. Police and prosecutors will not pursue any charges against the young mother as it was determined she used justifiable force in the defense of herself and her baby.
The conversation and the shooting were all recorded by 911 dispatch.