Brave fifth-grader aids mother in brutal attack

March 25, 2010

An Indianapolis mother is expected to return home from the hospital Thursday after her 11-year-old son likely saved her life during a violent domestic dispute Tuesday night. The boy’s mother and her boyfriend, Shean Gilkey, began arguing over money, and Gilkey proceeded to hit her and slam her against a group of bikes. Her son, fifth-grader Austin Mundy, called 911 to alert police and then joined the fray, trying to pry the man’s hands from his mother’s throat. Minutes later, police arrived at the eastside apartment and arrested Gilkey.