A Florida mother has been arrested after confessing to stabbing her young son as he slept early Tuesday morning.
Maisa Alvarez, 42, reportedly called Lake Wales police and confessed to repeatedly stabbed her 7-year-old son with a steak knife. After the boy went to sleep, Alvarez says she went into his room and used a 2ft-long chain to tie his hands together. The boy woke up during his mother’s attack and tried to protect himself by putting his arms up, which is what she says made her stop and realize what she was doing.
After the attack, Alvarez, whose family was described as “very nice” by neighbors, called police and confessed to the horrific act.
When police arrived, the chain and knife were sitting on a dresser.
The boy’s injuries are miraculously said to be non-life threatening. He is now recovering at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando.
Alvarez has been charged with attempted murder and remains in police custody. When asked by police why she attacked her son she was unable to give a reason, only saying she did not know.
Police say there are immediate no signs of substance abuse or mental illness.