Woman Tried To Kill Her Son At St. George Motel 6 Because She Had To
On Thursday, a young boy was rushed to St. George’s Regional Hospital after being stabbed and attempted murder by his own mother.
The St. George Police Department received a call from Motel 6 where several employees had witnessed strange behavior between the 8-year-old boy and his mother, Mary Stewart, according to the probable cause statement.
The receptionist said she saw the boy running down an alley screaming “help” and his mother trying to “suffocate” him. Stewart was behind the boy and told the employee, “Don’t worry, he just got his butt screamed.” ”
Shortly after a cleaning lady spotted the boy outside his room and told him his mother wanted to “kill” him however, the boy was told to return to the room while the clerk called 911. The housekeeper contacted the front desk about two hours after the first employee saw Stewart and the boy.
Back in the room, the housekeeper noticed that the windows were closed and the door closed. He returned shortly after to find the door open and the boy lying on the bed and blood covering the room.
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Police later arrived and transported the boy to hospital while Motel 6 employees described Stewart who was seen leaving by the motel manager. Stewart was arrested and taken for questioning.
During the interview, when asked why she tried to stab and suffocate her son, she simply replied “I had to do this” according to the probable cause statement. Stewart went on to say it was for “Satan” or “Mother Mary” and she had also admitted to being “high” at the time of the incident. When asked if she wanted her child to survive, she said “no”.
Stewart already had a Washington County domestic violence warrant at the time of his arrest and violated a Colorado protection order where the victim was on the Protected Parties List. Stewart also faces child abuse charges.
According to a press release from the SGPD, the boy is expected to survive.
The story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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