A boy’s last words: Dying 11-year-old says his mother stabbed him, weeks after his father pulled him away from his abuse: Police – Crime Online

A New Mexico boy has died following an incident in which his own mother is accused of stabbing him, police say.

According to Lea County Sheriff’s OfficeA warrant was executed on Tuesday for the arrest of 49-year-old Mary Johnson. Police say Bruce Johnson Sr. woke up around 1 a.m. in his Hobbs home to the sound of his son, Bruce Johnson, Jr., screaming, as Mary Johnson stabbed the boy multiple times.

Johnson Sr. had previously left his Mary Johnson, taking his son with him.

Johnson Sr. told police he left his wife because she abused the child, but she begged for weeks to see him until he relented. Johnson Sr. recently moved from Oklahoma to Hobbs, New Mexico to start a new life with his son, KXII reports, and allowed his wife to move in to spend time with Bruce Jr. while the divorce was being finalized.

“The investigation revealed that Bruce, Sr. moved to Hobbs with his son from Oklahoma and left Mary behind after allegations that she abused their son,” the deputies said.

“Bruce, Sr’s intention was to seek a divorce because of the abuse and because she was often violent with him. He explained that Mary had not seen their son for about 40 days and had begged to see him Mary then came to live with them in Hobbs to spend time with them before the divorce was filed.

After allegedly stabbing her son, Mary Johnson turned the knife on herself. First responders found the victim and suspect in critical condition and took them to Covenant Hobbs Hospital in Hobbs.

“Bruce, Jr. was conscious upon arriving at the hospital, where he spoke with the investigator, advising that his mother, Mary, had stabbed him,” the deputies said after the incident. “Bruce, Jr. succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:19 a.m. by the attending physician.”

Mary Johnson was transferred to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, with “self-inflicted stab wounds to the chest”, deputies said. She is in critical condition but has been stabilized.

The story develops. Check back for updates.

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[Featured image: Bruce Johnson Jr./Handout]

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