BREMEN, Ga. - Bremen Police arrested a teenager Wednesday and charged him with stabbing his mother 11 times, leaving her in critical condition.
Bremen Police Chief Keith Pesnell said 17-year-old Peyton Kade Cook Jr. had argued with his mom, Tammy Lee Watson, for much of Tuesday night at the family home on North Georgia Avenue.
Chief Pesnell told FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor at around 12:46 a.m., Cook started attacking his mother with a kitchen knife while she was lying down.
"He apparently stabbed her while she was in bed, from what we understand around 11 times, wounds all over her body, more toward the neck. I understand she received a lot of fractured bones in her face," Chief Parnell remarked.
Two other family members, ages 12 and 10, were inside the house during the attack, according to the chief.
"It was a violent scene and I am sure they were very aware of what was going on," Chief Pesnell reflected.
Police charged the 17-year-old with two counts of cruelty to children, aggravated assault and aggravated battery under the family violence act.
Medics rushed Ms. Watson via emergency helicopter to Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center where at last word, she was in critical condition.