Police: 15-year-old kills aunt, stabs mother in Antioch

Photo: WKRN

ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 15-year-old who police say killed his aunt and wounded his mother at an Antioch home Monday remains jailed.

Matthew Bergman is charged with murder and attempted murder.

His aunt, 46-year-old Michelle Bergman, was found dead in a bedroom at a home on Rocky Top Court.

The teen is also accused of stabbing his 37-year-old mother, Rebecca Bergman, in the back of the neck around 7:35 p.m.

She was able to run to a neighbor’s house for help.

The neighbor called 911 and Metro officers arrived at the scene shortly after.

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department
Matthew Bergman (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Authorities reported that Matthew Bergman was in the kitchen when they responded to the home. The teen was ordered to come to where the officers could see him.

He complied and was taken into custody without incident.

While clearing the home, police found Michelle Bergman dead in her bedroom.

Her cause of death was not immediately known.

Police also located Michelle and Rebeca Bergman’s 67-year-old mother and two children, ages 2 years and 6 months inside the home.

Detectives were told that Michelle Bergman had adopted one of the children and was in the process of adopting the second child. They were both unharmed.

During an interview with police, Matthew Bergman admitted to killing his aunt and stabbing his mother.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

He said the murder occurred at about 9 a.m. Monday.

Metro police said he cared for the two children during the day.

Rebecca Bergman came home at 5 p.m. and took a nap. When she inquired about her sister later in the evening, she said Matthew stabbed her in the back of the neck.

Matthew Bergman is believed to have had verbal disputes with his aunt Sunday and Monday.

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