Teen charged with killing mother, stabbing father

Cookeville High School student arrested for bringing gun to school  (Image 1)
Cookeville High School student arrested for bringing gun to school (Image 1)

HALEYVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities in northwest Alabama say a 16-year-old boy is charged as an adult in the death of his mother, and for stabbing his father.

Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams says authorities were dispatched to a mobile home in Haleyville Sunday and found the teens mother dead in a hallway.

Williams says the teen's father suffered stab wounds to his chest and has a punctured lung. He was unable to move after the attack and could only scream for help.

The man has been taken to UAB Hospital in serious condition.

The Associated Press typically doesn't identify juvenile crime suspects. The teen was arrested Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder.

He's expected to appear in court Tuesday morning, and details on a motive weren't available.

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