PA Bill Number: HB785
Title: In minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties.
Description: In minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties. ...
Last Action Date: Mar 5, 2021
Son Kills Man Attacking 72 yr. Old Mom :: 07/28/2014
A Twin Cities [MN.] area man, bloodied from one home invasion in far northern Minnesota, was fatally shot at a second home after gaining entry and assaulting the elderly homeowner, authorities said Monday.
Benjamin Beaudoin, 34, of Mendota Heights attacked the 72-year-old woman who owned the home near Ray, Minn., and was shot by her son, according to the Koochiching County Sheriff's Office.
"I'm the son who did what had to be done," said Brad Himes, 48, who came to the rescue of his mother, Ethel.
Brad Himes said the family had never before seen Beaudoin, who was in that part of the state to attend a wedding.
The son said his mother came through the incident fine physically, and "we're doing the best we can to get by. … Bad things happen. We just want to get over it."
In a posting on the Facebook page of Beaudoin's sister, Brea Jennings, the family said that "in recent years Ben struggled with a type of mental illness that was never positively identified but that involved severe migraines and their powerful side effects."