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Mother of alleged pistol whipped teen calls accused stabber a hero

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

Emotions ran high today as the teenager accused of firing a gun and pistol whipping another teenager has bonded out of jail. The teen accused of the stabbing remains behind bars.

"The outcome could have been horrific. You and I could have been having a different conversation right now...my son could be dead. The young man who has been charged with stabbing the other boy, saved my sons life," says Cathy Green, mother to Devon Green.

The shooting and stabbing inside happened early Wednesday morning just outside of Tates Creek High School. It resulted in the school going on Lock Down for an hour.

Green's son, Devon Green is the teenager that has staples in his head after allegedly being pistol whipped. She can't believe something like this could happen to her son and his friend, "It could have been much worse for a lot of other people."

It's still unclear where William Burkhart got the gun from, but today, a day after being stabbed he appeared in court on crutches. He bonded out of jail yesterday.

Haven Murray's mother, Karen Frederick was troubled to see her son on screen from inside the jail and wants people to know that she believes Haven only acted out of self defense, "He isn't this knife wielding psycho. He doesn't do this kind of thing. He was trying to protect his best friend." :59

Green says her sons wounds will heal but thinks after this incident, he'll never be the same, "He's probably got some hearing loss but I think he's going to be okay physically. Mentally, I'm not so sure...it's pretty traumatic."

Both teenagers plead no guilty in court today.
Haven Murray will appear back in court on October 28th. William Burkhart will appear in court on November 4th.


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