Mother in critical condition after brutal stabbing by son, neighbors say

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CHICAGO — A 49-year-old mother is in critical condition following a brutal stabbing on the Far South Side Sunday morning, and neighbors say the suspect is her own son.

A neighbor living in the otherwise quiet section of the Fernwood neighborhood says around 9 a.m. there was a knock at the door, and she opened it to find a girl begging for help.

“She was saying, ‘my brother is stabbing my mamma to death.’ I was scared to open the door for her,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous.

The neighbor called 911, and that’s when the violence in the home spilled onto the sidewalk.

“Then all of a sudden, we see the mom in the doorway. Then he come dragging the mamma out the door,” said said

According to the neighbor, the suspect pulled the victim nearly to the curb, and used a knife in a vicious attack.

“Hitting her in the head, kicking her, stabbing her, he just completely kept going on and on and on. And then he just stopped, and he sat there,” the neighbor said.

Officers arrived shortly after, where they discovered the 49-year-old woman had been stabbed multiple times. She was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition.

Police also arrested a 20-year-old man, who was treated at a separate hospital for cuts on his hands. Investigators described the incident as a “domestic” situation.

Other neighbors say the family involved in the incident had just moved into the home at 9915 south Normal Avenue the previous day.

For that family, and for the rest of the people on the block who saw the attack, it will be hard to go back to normal.

 

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