Prosecutor says woman shot her boyfriend in self-defense

Posted at 7:46 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 11:21:47-04

The Eaton County Prosecutor says the death of Mark Mazurek at his girlfriend's hands was self-defense.

It happened in her home in Charlotte on August 10, 2015.

Police say she shot Mazurek after he threw her down the basement stairs, then threatened to cuff her to a post and kill her and their baby.

The prosecutor says she had a gun in a holster but didn't use it until she was literally backed into a corner.

Mazurek had been reported for domestic violence several times.