An Alabama mother has been arrested after her 8-year-old son was stabbed and killed in Hartselle on Thursday.
According to social media posts by the Sheriff’s Office, a female was taken into custody at the Village Dr. scene by Morgan County deputies. The initial report was received by law enforcement around 5:30 a.m.
Court documents revealed that deputies on the scene made contact with a white male suffering from multiple stab wounds at 29 Village Drive. The male spoke to deputies on the scene and said that his daughter stabbed him in the home (the home was his).
The male then state that his 8-year-old grandson was still inside a home at 94 Colony Lane and asked for deputies to check on him because he was afraid that 41-year-old Jennifer Long was going to hurt him.
Deputies then went to the home that was on the intersecting road where they came in contact with Long coming downstairs inside the home. She was ordered to get on the ground and she complied. While she was being detained, she advised that the 8-year-old was dead.
Deputies cleared the home and found the 8-year-old lying on the bed in the master bedroom, he had suffered from multiple stab wounds.
The adult male, not yet identified, was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. He was listed in critical condition but as of 6:00 p.m. hw is expected to survive, officials say.
Long was arrested and charged with capital murder in the stabbing death of her son.
Additional charges are pending in this investigation. Long was booked in the Morgan County Jail with no bond.
Morgan County Schools Superintendent Tracie Turrentine released the following statement related to the death of the boy:
It is with great sadness that we have lost one of our students in Morgan County. The student will be remembered for the joy he brought to his friends, classmates, and teachers.
My condolences and thoughts go out to the family at this time.
The loss of a student can be a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a high level of anxiety and distress in students. During this time, as the school community processes this news and copes with grief, please know that support services are available to those who need them.
The Priceville Police Department assisted the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
According to deputies, the scene has been secured.
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