The story of 18-year-old Sarah Shepard McKinley is all over the news. With a 911 emergency operator on the line with her, she shot and killed Justin Martin when he broke into her home. She has a three-month-old son, Justin McKinley. He was in the house with her when the intruder came in. She married Kenneth ‘Kenny’ McKinley, 58, on November 28th, 2011 according to a photo on her Facebook page. A niece in Mr. McKinley’s family is upset. The short story is, niece Sara McKinley believes/thinks/guesses? Sarah’s son is really the son of the intruder, Justin Martin. Clearly Sara does not have a high opinion of Sarah, but she loved her Uncle Kenny.
Sarah Shepard McKinley’s mother was quoted in the Daily Mail, saying Justin Martin had stalked her daughter at a rodeo two years ago, and the two had run into each other occasionally over the years. She also said Sarah did not realize the man who tried to get her to open the door to her home on Christmas Day, the day her husband Kenny died of lung and brain cancer, was Justin Martin. And she didn’t realize it was Justin Martin as he was breaking in to her home, which sits far back off of a road.
A tipster who I do not know pointed me to a photo on Sarah’s Facebook page which probably would not be controversial without the news of the intruder and the shooting. Rather than controversial, I’ll say it is odd.
Sarah McKinley is young. She lives in rural Oklahoma. Most have guns out in our boonies. She loves animals. Maybe she hunts. I don’t know.
It’s none of my business who the father of baby Justin is or was, and it’s none of my business whether the family of a 58-year-old man is unhappy with his choice of a bride. Whatever the relationship, or no relationship, Sarah McKinley had or didn’t have with Justin Martin, he did not have the right to enter her home without her permission, even if he is baby Justin’s father (and I am making no claims that he is).
The attack, as new reports reveal, may have been premeditated. Ms McKinley’s mother told Newson6.com that Martin stalked her daughter at a rodeo two years ago.
The two have since bumped into each other at a nearby convenience store. Ms McKinley said she didn’t know who he was until after the shooting, when she pieced everything together.
In addition, two of her dogs were recently found dead.
On Sarah McKinley’s Facebook page she says she had to shoot one her German Shepherds which was having a seizure. She thinks he was poisoned.
Facebook can be both revealing and deceptive when a profile is open to the public, as is Sarah Shepard McKinley’s under her maiden name, Sarah Shepard, and as is the woman saying she is Kenneth McKinley’s niece, Sara McKinley. You will see a lot of Sarah McKinley as it seems she is booked to appear on about every high profile interview show on television. (The photo of the McKinley’s is from Sarah’s Facebook photo album) The original report of the break-in and 911 call is here.
UPDATE 1-6-12: You might want to browse through the comments below this article. There’s some interesting things there – none of which I can vouch for, but it appears a reader or readers know Sara McKinley (the niece) and others have been digging deeper.