Ronald Fischer, Jr., attempted to rescue Jackie L. Fischer-Kelly from assault, Flint, Michigan, July 21, 2000. Asleep in a bedroom on the second floor of his family’s house, Ronald, 15, high school student, was awakened to the screams of his mother, Ms. Fischer-Kelly, 36, who was being stabbed by a man. Ronald went downstairs to the kitchen, where he witnessed the assault. He approached the assailant and jumped on his back, then struggled against him, during which the assailant stabbed him in the chest. Ronald maintained defense of his mother, sustaining additional knife injury, then, going for help, collapsed in a neighbor’s yard. The assailant fled the scene by car but was apprehended shortly by police. Ronald was taken to the hospital, where he was detained a day for treatment of his wounds. He recovered. Ms. Fischer-Kelly died of her injuries.
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