Mississippi Teen Used Deer Rifle to Shoot Hatchet Wielding Uncle, Home Invader
Ackerman, Mississippi – When Jerry Lee Robinson broke into a home on Tuesday, a Mississippi teen met him with the family’s deer rifle. Robinson reportedly held a hatchet in his hand and made an aggressive move toward the 16 year old. Bad move. One shot and the man was dead. The man had reportedly been threatening the family as recently as two weeks ago…he was the boy’s uncle.
The incident occurred at around 3:21 p.m. on May 29 in Choctaw County. When Robinson broke in the door, The teen, who was home alone, met him with the family’s .270 rifle.
“I just had left to go to work and I took my daughter with me, so when I left to go to work, I probably wasn’t gone from my house, just right up the road, and I guess he come over here and tried to break in on my son, and my son shot him. The bullet blowed him back and he laid, he fell, and laid right here.” Rachel Cork, mother of Misssissippi teen
I spoke with Rachel Cork, the mother of the juvenile who fatally shot Jerry Lee Robinson. Robinson attempted to enter her home with a hatchet, according to authorities. She says it was either the intruder or her son’s life at stake. I’m live this evening. @wtva9news pic.twitter.com/igJD422ECf
— Rebecca Butcher (@RebeccaWTVA9) May 30, 2018
The teen is said to be traumatized at having to shoot his own uncle, but his mother says it’s better than having his uncle kill her son instead. And it wasn’t the first time the obviously deranged uncle had threatened the family.
“I have some videos where he came into my yard with two machetes, threatening my husband, and everything…Yeah, my son defended himself; it could have been the other way around. It could have been my son, the one I’m picking up and having to bury, but it wasn’t.” Rachel Cork
No charges were filed against the Mississippi teen so far, according to wtva, but a grand jury will receive the case in August.
Featured photo: Jerry Lee Robinson (now deceased) via Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department mugshot.