Daughter may have stabbed mother while mom slept

Published 12:04am Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NATCHEZ — A Natchez woman was taken to a local hospital early Monday morning after she was stabbed in the back while sleeping.

Investigators now believe the unknown attacker was the victim’s 14-year-old daughter.

According to a report at the Natchez Police Department, officers responded to the call on Prentiss Street at 12:35 a.m.

The victim, a 35-year-old female, told investigators she had been in a deep sleep when she awoke with a sharp pain in her back.

The report states that when she saw the blood, the victim jumped up and screamed. She never saw her attacker.

The victim’s daughter told police she entered the bedroom, saw a knife there and picked it up, but dropped the weapon and ran to a neighbor’s house after her mother continued to scream.

Three other children were in the house at the time, but were asleep.

Natchez Police Detective Jerry Ford said investigators were able to later establish the 14-year-old daughter as the primary suspect.

The exact motive for the stabbing was unclear, Ford said, but the mother and daughter had recently had a disagreement.

The juvenile has been taken into custody, Ford said.

“Right now she is being detained at the (Adams County Juvenile Justice Detention Center), and she will have a hearing there,” Ford said. “It will be up to the juvenile system whether they want to either keep (the case) on their level and go through everything on the juvenile level or whether they want to adjudicate it and charge her as an adult.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated, received stitches and has been released, Ford said.

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/marshamortonnelson Marsha Tnt Nelson

    OMG!

  • Anonymous

    Just sad! Sounds like this girl is long overdue for a belt across her tail. She needs to be put where there is some hard punishment and some respect taught. If that doesn’t happen now then she will never amount to anything in life. It’s up to the courts to give her a chance at life.

  • Anonymous

    Be careful you could be labor as a child abuser. We can send young Americans into war to die for the freedom we all enjoy. However if we punish our children for misbehaving we are abusing them. Maybe if the belt was used at the elementary level kids would learn some respect for teachers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.dunn.739 Tommy Dunn

    Sad situation

  • Anonymous

    That is what is wrong with kids today, parents can’t use the belt because DHS will come in and take the kids away. I got many whippings growing up and I love and respect my parents. Kids today have no respect for anyone. The goverment should not be able to tell us how to raise our children. I mean they can even figure out how to run the country right, leave raising kids to the parents. Kids today are lost because we have taken God out of the schools and parents are afraid to punish them for misbehaving or lack of respect in fear that they will be charged for abuse. Kids need guidance and to be taught respect and with some kids it takes more than just taking something away, some kids need the belt a few times to help them remember. I am not saying we need to beat our kids by no means but putting a few little licks across that bottom does a lot to help some of them remember how to act. It’s by far time to leave raising the kids to their parents and let the goverment get back to the jobs they are paid to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Stutzman/100000914851900 Joe Stutzman

    DAMN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/juanita.king40 Juanita King

    Somebody is gonna blame this on the mother!!! Children are way tooooo grown these days….I got a plenty A** whippings and I grew up just fine!!!

  • Anonymous

    So sad.
    I hope when the court (juvenule or adult) receives this complaint, the intake worker or counselor refers the adolescent for an assessment/evaluation, mental and substance, as well as, provide counseling for the FAMILY.

  • Anonymous

    DISFUNCTIONAL FAMILY. Some of these little girls(because that is what they are) should have been mine. I must say that my girls are very very respectful. 1st they have self respect, and they respect others, so that give them the right to demand respect.. This situation is just the straw that broke the camel’s back. I would have had to LAY HER DOWN. She probably talks bad to her mother and anyone else that comes across her path. But there is one out there that she has not ran across yet.
    I pray for this mother and family.. This makes me think that CRACK or drugs is somewhere in the picture.
    Hope that Mom will be okay. They all need counseling.
    BUCKLE UP NATCHEZ, TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CHILDREN OR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WILL DO IT FOR YOU.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you until the part …TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CHILDREN OR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WILL DO IT FOR YOU. The sad part is that the Justice systemin Natchez/Adams County will not. I have a nephew that is part of that system and it has failed him over and over. All that the system has done is give him a tiny slap on the hand over and over and continue to make it harder on his parents. He has stayed in constant trouble for the last 3-5 years and each time he does a recieves community service which he refuses to do or they send him to a youth mental hospital for a week or less. When does the time come when they see he needs something tougher? He will be grown soon and the system has failed him. Put him in some kind of boot camp or place where he is made to work or go to school. I mean it is very plain to see what has been done no less than 30 times is not working. When you refuse to let the parents punish then the system needs to step up. If the goverment is not going to step up and take control in these cases then they need to shut up and let the parents start punishing and using discipline from the start and it wouldn’t have gotten this far!!!

  • Anonymous

    I have said a prayer.

  • FERRIDAY MOM

    BELIEVE ME WHEN i SAY NO ONE WILL COME IN AD TELL ME HOW TO DISCIPLINE MY KIDS. ME AND MY HUSBAND WORK TWO AND THREE JOBS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. i AM NOT ON WELFARE OR FOOD-STAMPS. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD DISCIPLINE.

  • FERRIDAY MOM

    BELIEVE ME WHEN i SAY NO ONE WILL COME IN AD TELL ME HOW TO DISCIPLINE MY KIDS. ME AND MY HUSBAND WORK TWO AND THREE JOBS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. i AM NOT ON WELFARE OR FOOD-STAMPS. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD DISCIPLINE.

  • FERRIDAY MOM

    BELIEVE ME WHEN i SAY NO ONE WILL COME IN AD TELL ME HOW TO DISCIPLINE MY KIDS. ME AND MY HUSBAND WORK TWO AND THREE JOBS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. i AM NOT ON WELFARE OR FOOD-STAMPS. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE IN CHILD ABUSE AND CHILD DISCIPLINE.