If this is what the 18 year old has been witnessing thru the years, I think mandatory therapy would be in order.
I can see my taxpayer dollars being spent to assist him, rather than toss my dollars away on a grand jury presentment.
Good job mother and son. Deadly force is 100% ok as long as three things are in place. Ability, opportunity, and jeopardy. 2 out of 3 are no good. Has to be all 3. If you fear for your life or another persons life you are justified.
This is MOST LIKELY a case in which a lady should have said "To Hell with you" to the husband at least 18 years ago. The child's life has been ruined no matter how this turns out. He has probably witnessed a life of few smiles and frequent fights.
People who condone abuse are disgusting. They are enablers to guarantee abusive future generations. One who allows abuse to children needs to be euthanized.