I do my best and pray for God to help me make the right choices for my daughter and I. When you bring a man or woman into your life, They should be a good example for your kids. For a Mother or Father to have there kids in situations such as this is unacceptable. We as parents are here to protect our kids and provide them as best as we can with a stable environment. These kids should not have went through this. Now they are fighting for there lives and there mother is gone. Please take the time and read this story and pass it along. I know people that are in violent relationships and there kids are suffering to, this could easily be them.
Brave 13-Year-Old Takes a Bullet for Baby Brother, Left Paralyzed
A North Miami Beach 13-year-old boy stood in the way of his mother's crazed boyfriend and took a bullet for his 2-year-old brother. Now, the heroic youth is left paralyzed.
Gunman Mark Glinton, 37, went on a shooting rampage after he and girlfriend Evelina Jack, who was about six weeks pregnant with their child had accused him of having an affair. The argument got heated and Glinton snapped.
According to the children in the Jack household, Ashleigh (pictured above, center), 14; Quentin (pictured above, left), 13; Xavier (pictured above, right), 10 and Kristian (pictured on Ashleigh's lap), 2, Glinton became enraged and gunned down their mother. The out-of-control Publix supermarket security guard then went after the youngest child.
Quentin immediately jumped in front of Glinton's gun in order to shield his little brother from the bullet that would have probably killed him. The boy was shot in the back but his toddler brother was spared. Glinton drew his gun again, then shot the eldest child Ashleigh three times. Xavier was next, he was struck in the stomach and side.
Xavier's father Wils Dorleus told the Sun Sentinel that he's just learning about the extent of violence in the household from his son's hospital bed. "He said 'Daddy I was scared to tell you that he beat me, he beat all of us and mommy. I didn't want him to beat you too,' '' Dorleus said, choking back tears. According to Dorleus, the deceased woman's eldest child Ashleigh is the only one who knows of her mother's death.
All of the victims were taken to a local hospital. Quentin and Xavier are listed as critical and Ashleigh's condition is stable. Glinton is still alive and also in critical condition. Sadly, Quentin has been left paralyzed from the chest down. Youngest child Kristian was not injured and is staying with relatives.