Teen killed in stabbing, murder charges filed against brother, mother of 2 remains hospitalized


A 14-year-old is facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges following a stabbing incident last week near Harrison claiming the life of his 16-year-old brother.Boone County Sheriff Mike Moore provided an update Tuesday afternoon to the incident last week along Edwin Mac Road during the early morning on Friday.Sheriff Moore says officers arrived to find 16-year-old Cloud Knight had suffered a single stab wound, and his mother, Susan Knight, had been stabbed multiple times.

Boone County deputies and EMTs attempted life-saving care for the 16-year-old, who was later pronounced dead.

Susan Knight was transported to Cox Medical Center in Springfield where she was listed in critical condition. Moore said on Tuesday, the mother is still receiving treatment and is in stable condition.

Moore said the person responsible for the stabbing was identified as the mother’s 14-year-old son, who is in custody at the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center in Bentonville.

The motive for the stabbing is still under investigation.

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