A mother in the United States stabbed her son, who was only 11 years old, before turning the knife on herself and inflicting critical injuries.
The attack was reported on Sunday morning, July 10, just before 1 a.m.
Bruce Johnson Jr., who was 11 years old, and Mary Johnson, who was 49 years old, had multiple stab wounds when the deputies from Lea County found them.
After Bruce Johnson, Sr. made a 911 call to report that his wife and son had both been stabbed, deputies were dispatched to the residence in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Bruce claimed to the deputies that he was sound asleep when he heard his son yelling.
He entered the room where his son was and found him lying on the bed with stab wounds.
When he discovered that Mary had also been stabbed and was unconscious in another room, he immediately dialed 911.
Bruce Jr. told the investigators that his mother stabbed him first, and then she stabbed herself after she had finished with him.
Mary Johnson, age 49, is currently in critical condition at a hospital in Lubbock, where she is being treated, and investigators have issued a warrant for her arrest.
A few hours after the boy’s arrival at Covenant Health in Hobbs, he was pronounced dead there.
An autopsy was performed on his body after being transported to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque.
The results of the autopsy revealed that he had been stabbed multiple times.
According to the findings of the Lea County investigation, Bruce Sr. relocated to Hobbs with his son from Oklahoma, leaving Mary behind, after hearing allegations that she was abusing his other son.
He told the investigators that he intended to file for divorce due to the abuse and the fact that Mary was frequently violent with him.
He stated that it had been forty days since Mary had seen her son, and she had been pleading with him to let her see him.
As a result, she travelled to Hobbs to spend some time with them before the divorce was filed.
The Lea County Sheriff’s Office said: ‘Mr. Johnson told deputies that he was asleep when he heard his son screaming. He found his son in his room, lying on the bed suffering from stab wounds.
‘He went to call 911 when he discovered Mary was also stabbed, but she was unconscious in another room. Mary suffered self-inflicted stab wounds to her chest.
‘Bruce Jr. was conscious upon arriving at the hospital, where he spoke with the investigator, advising his mom, Mary, had stabbed him.’