AUSTIN, Minn. — A teenage boy stepped in to save lots of his mom from an assault by her husband, solely to finish up being fatally stabbed by the person, authorities mentioned.
Authorities are calling the teenager a hero, noting that 5 youthful kids have been hiding upstairs in the course of the assault Tuesday and weren’t harm.
Based on felony expenses, Jaime Vaca, 27, and his spouse have been arguing of their bed room when one of many youthful kids acquired the teenage boy to assist. The teenager kicked within the bed room door as Vaca was choking his mom. Vaca stopped when the son intervened, grabbed a knife and stabbed the boy, the fees say.
Vaca was charged Wednesday in Mower County District Court docket with second-degree homicide and first-degree assault. He was scheduled to make his first court docket look Friday, based on the Star Tribune.
Austin Police Chief David McKichan mentioned in a Fb put up that the violence prompted “one of the crucial difficult and tragic calls I can recall in our metropolis’s historical past.”
The criticism mentioned officers discovered the lady exterior with a stab wound to the neck and her son bleeding on a sofa. Vaca was hiding in a toilet with a knife, which he refused to drop. He was subdued with a stun gun. The officers discovered 5 kids hiding upstairs.
Vaca allegedly instructed detectives he stabbed the boy then went upstairs and kissed the opposite youngsters goodbye as a result of he meant to kill himself. When a detective instructed Vaca the boy died, he replied, “I’m a assassin,” the criticism says.
Authorities haven’t launched the names of the lady or the son. However McKichan recommended the boy’s actions.
“Regardless of everybody’s finest efforts, we have been unable to save lots of the younger man who acted probably the most heroically of anybody yesterday. All of us wished a special consequence for him,” McKichan wrote on Fb. “What he did within the protection of his household was unimaginable and needs to be acknowledged. His love for his mom and his siblings was confirmed definitely and all who responded and have data of the investigation have been moved by his actions. He saved their lives.”