Sheriff: Missouri teen stabs woman fighting with his mom

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 31 2017 May 31, 2017 Wednesday, May 31, 2017 5:08:00 PM CDT May 31, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON — An eastern Missouri sheriff says a 14-year-old used a steak knife to fatally stab a woman who was fighting with his mother.

St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock says 35-year-old Alicia Morris died at a hospital after the altercation about 5 p.m. Monday.

Authorities say Morris had accidentally driven off of the road in Farmington and walked with her boyfriend to a nearby home to borrow a chain to pull the vehicle from a ditch.

The teenage boy went with the couple to help them free the car and was dropped off back at home. Authorities say that's when the women argued, and the boy stabbed Morris once in the back.

It was not immediately clear if the teenager has been charged, though Bullock said he was in juvenile custody.

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