Mom arrested in ‘horrific’ stabbings of two children, ages 7 and 8, Ohio cops say


A mom was arrested in Ohio after authorities say she stabbed her children.

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A mother was arrested after Ohio authorities say she stabbed her 7 and 8-year-old children, according to media reports.

The 28-year-old woman called 911 about 6:20 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, telling dispatchers she was outside the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo and had stabbed her two kids, WTVG reported. Deputies went to the woman’s home, about 6 miles away from the mall, and they found one boy and one girl suffering from stab wounds, according to WTVG.

“It’s really bad. What the officers witnessed when they walked through that house was pretty horrific,” Lucas County Sheriff Mike Navarre said, according to WTOL. “It’s a tough situation.”

The girl was listed in critical condition at the hospital, while the boy is seriously hurt but not as severely as his sibling, deputies told WTOL.

Life Squad got here real quick and got them to the hospital,” Navarre told The Toledo Blade. “Our officers helped triage the victims, and hopefully they did a good enough job that these little kids are going to survive. It’s a very difficult situation for everyone involved.”

Officers found the woman sitting on a bench outside the mall, WTVG reported.

She has been charged with “two counts of felonious assault and two counts of domestic assault,” The Toledo Blade reported. A motive for the stabbings is unclear.

Mike Stunson covers real-time news for McClatchy. He is a 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate who has previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter and the Lexington Herald-Leader as a breaking news reporter.
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