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Teen mom fatally shoots intruder, days after husband's death

BLANCHARD, OK (CNN) - A young Oklahoma mother who just lost her husband to lung cancer is struggling after she fatally shot an intruder.

Sarah McKinley, 18, says she pulled the trigger after a man spent more than 20 minutes trying to break in to the home where she was alone with her three-month old son.

McKinley says she knows she made the right decision.

"You have to make a choice, you or him and I chose my son over him," McKinley expressed, "You have to do what you have to do and don't be scared."

Police say a second man accused of breaking into the home also called 911 to say his friend had been shot.

The home invasion happened less than a week after McKinley lost her husband to cancer on Christmas day.

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