10-Year-Old ‘Seriously Wounded’ Trying To Protect His Mom From Boyfriend in Murder-Suicide

 10-Year-Old ‘Seriously Wounded’ Trying To Protect His Mom From Boyfriend in Murder-Suicide


In a heartbreaking incident in Sheffield, Alabama, a domestic dispute turned tragic when a mother was fatally shot by her partner, with her young son being severely wounded as he bravely attempted to protect her.

The Sheffield Police Department, led by Chief Ricky Terry, confirmed the devastating events that claimed the life of 38-year-old Ashley Lynn McClung, also known to her loved ones as Ashley Lynn Newton or Ashley Lynn Newton McClung. The perpetrator, identified as 40-year-old Christopher Narmore, took his own life after the assault.

Cayson McClung, the courageous 10-year-old, sustained serious injuries to his face and arm while intervening in the altercation on Sunday evening. Despite his grave injuries, Cayson was conscious and able to recount the ordeal to the authorities when they arrived, told WAFF.

After undergoing two surgeries, the young hero is in stable condition, with doctors managing to save his arm and remove much of the shrapnel from his face, inflicted by the shotgun used in the incident.

The local community, including New Bethel Elementary School, where Cayson is a student, has rallied around the young boy, offering prayers and support in the wake of the tragedy.

Ashley, remembered fondly by friends and family, was celebrated for her devotion to her children, her love for life, and her supportive nature, particularly through sporting events and activities. Tributes poured in on social media, a GoFundMe page was set up to support the family, and her obituary, painting a picture of a woman who cherished her family and enjoyed simple pleasures like fishing, singing, and spending time at the beach.

An emotional homage was shared by Ashley’s mother, Sherrie Newton, who posted a poignant video of Ashley singing, reflecting on her daughter’s supportive presence during her battle with cancer.

As the family and community grieve, Ashley’s sister Tonya Willis conveyed that final arrangements for Ashley would await Cayson’s return home. In the meantime, the police investigation into this tragic event continues, with the family refraining from public comments during this incredibly difficult time.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

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