Prezton Edwards, 16, who promised to promised to do whatever he could to protect his mother from her abusive ex-boyfriend, paid the ultimate price Monday morning. Police Dene McCarter, 43, calmly walked into the apartment and attacked Tanya Edwards, 39, in her bedroom. Prezton jumped on the attacker’s back in an attempt to stop him and was stabbed in the neck. Police said that after Dene walked away Prezton stumbled to the apartment complex sidewalk and died in a neighbor’s arms. His mother suffered as many as 20 knife wounds and is currently in the ICU. Dene was arrested hiding in his truck under an overpass.