A 12 year old boy killed a man who was choking his mother. This brings into question the validity of the use of lethal force to protect a third party as a defense. Personally, I'm all for use of such force. But, should charges be filed? Or based on police confirmation of combativeness when they arrived, should charges not be filed? The account doesn't appear to merit charging the boy as an adult, but for the sake of due process, the boy should be charged and then (as far as the in court evidence and testimony demonstrates) found not guilty based on his defense of his mother. What do you guys think?