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Okla. home intruder Dustin Stewart out on bond, victim Sarah McKinley, "ready, waiting, and watching"

Dustin Stewart (left) and Sarah McKinley KWTV; AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney

Dustin Stewart (left) and Sarah McKinley (right)
KWTV; AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Steve Sisney

(CBS) BLANCHARD, Okla. - The man who survived an attempted New Year's Eve break-in at the home of teen mom Sarah McKinley was released on bond Thursday.

Pictures: Oklahoma teen mom shoots intruder

According to CBS affiliate KWTV, Dustin Stewart, 29, has been charged with murder for his role in the botched break-in which resulted in McKinley shooting and killing his alleged accomplice, Justin Martin, 24.

Stewart and his family declined to talk to local reporters, but a local resident told the station that he thinks it's "unfortunate" that a man who didn't pull the trigger is charged with murder.

"[The charge] seems a little serious ... but that's the rule," Blanchard resident Dean Oxley said. "You got to play by the game."

McKinley, who was on the phone with a 911 operator while the two men allegedly tried to break into the home she shared with her three-month old son, said the news of Stewart's release made her nervous. She said she carries a gun now and is "ready, waiting and watching."

McKinley shot and killed Martin when he broke through her front door.

"They made a decision to break into my house, and I made a decision that was right for me," McKinley said.

  • Crimesider Staff

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