In Ada, Oklahoma, a man named Cash Freeman killed his neighbor on Friday in an attempt to rescue twin babies.
Leland Foster began threatening the mother of the twins, a boy and a girl, and holding her at knife point. That is when a quick thinking 12-year old girl who was in the home at the time ran to the neighbor’s house for help.
The neighbor, Mr. Freeman, quickly made his way into the house to find Foster trying to drown the twins in the bathtub. Foster has been in trouble with the law before, having been arrested in 2011 for domestic abuse, strangulation and arson.
Freeman shot Foster two times in the back with a gun. Freeman said that he did what he had to do to save those babies as soon as he saw what was going on in the bathroom.
He went on to say that he was worried that he would get in trouble for the shooting even though, if he hadn’t intervened, they might not have made it.”
The babies were flown to a hospital in Oklahoma City, but have been released since then.
“It’s awful because I’ve held the babies and, like, I’ve played with them and I just gave them clothes yesterday,” said neighbor Summer Pierce.
Officials say Leland Foster was allegedly threatening the mother of the children with a knife during the ordeal. A 12-year-old girl who was in the home ran to a neighbor’s house for help. The neighbor, Cash Freeman, rushed back over to the home to find Foster trying to drown the 3-month-old twins, a boy and a girl, in the bathtub. He then shot Foster twice in the back with a gun. We spoke to Freeman off camera and he told us when he saw what was happening in the bathroom, he did what he had to do to save the babies. However, he told us he was concerned that he could be in trouble. Pierce doesn’t believe he should be. “I think he did the right thing because who knows what would happen, because who knows what would have happened to the babies if he hadn’t intervened. They might not have made it.”