As it turned out, McKinley was right to be suspicious about Martin. When New Year’s Eve rolled around, he returned with an accomplice and a large knife. And he was determined to break into McKinley’s home.
Martin began knocking heavily on the front door, while his accomplice Dustin Stewart did the same at the rear door. As a result, McKinley had no escape route available to her. So she pushed the sofa in front of the door to block Martin’s entry and then made the fateful call 911 call.
Speaking to KOCO News, McKinley said that she made sure to do one thing before picking up the phone. She went and got her 12-gauge shotgun, as well as a pistol. And in light of the stressful situation, she also put a bottle in her baby’s mouth to keep him calm.