13-Year-Old Boy Stabs Mom's Boyfriend & Saves Her Life (VIDEO)

A 13-year-old boy had to do what no child should have to do. He stabbed a man -- to protect his mother. Police say that the teen, identified only as Darvon, grabbed a kitchen knife and plunged it into her mother's boyfriend, who was allegedly beating her.

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Police say that Keith Childress exploded in rage and began beating Darvon's mom while he and his 15-year-old sister tried desperately to break it up. Finally, Darvon ran and got a knife. The young man told FOX 10:

It was my instincts, I had to stop it ... I was a little bit nervous.

Once he stabbed his mom's boyfriend, the man ran out of the home and to a neighbor's looking for help. The stab wound was said to be quite deep, but Childress is expected to survive. He is being charged with domestic abuse. He should be charged with terrorizing this teen too -- forcing him to make such a difficult decision, one that might haunt him forever. This is the kind of memory no kid needs.

Darvon's mom says she's proud of him and that she is sure she would be dead or in a coma now if Darvon hadn't come to her aid. But a child should never be put into the position of having to come to a parent's aid like this. Darvon is definitely a hero -- but he should not have to be mom's rescuer at 13 years old. Let's hope he never has to be again.

Police say Darvon won't be charged -- and Darvon says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up.

To her credit, Darvon's mom agreed to speak to the media hoping that this acts as a warning to other women to get out of abusive relationships and that she wishes she had done that years ago.

We all know it's not as easy as saying "get out." But hopefully some women out there who see this story will realize they need to get help and take that first baby step today. And let's REALLY hope that Darvon never has to see this creep again.

FOX 35 News Orlando

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