A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to stab his mother to death in a frenzied attack at her home in central Queensland.
The boy’s 36-year-old mother was found with life-threatening head and chest injuries at her Thackeray Street home in Rockhampton about 10pm on Tuesday, police said.
Officers worked to keep the woman alive until paramedics arrived and rushed her to Rockhampton Base Hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.
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Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow said the woman had been stabbed in the chest and back at least 10 times.
“It was quite a horrific scene … quite a considerable amount of blood had been lost by the victim,” Detective Inspector Shadlow told reporters.
When police arrived at the scene, Detective Inspector Shadlow said they were confronted by the woman’s 17-year-old son who allegedly had a knife in his hand.
After complying with the officers’ demands to drop the weapon, the boy was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment to an injury to his hand.
The 17-year-old remains under police guard in hospital and has since been charged with attempted murder.
He’ll be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.
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