Two teenage boys were arrested in Washington State following a sword attack on a woman in Spokane County. She is the mother of one of the teens who seriously wounded the woman with a sword and knives. The two boys also allegedly discussed cutting her open and eating her liver, according to a spokesman for the Spokane County sheriff's office on September 18.
Responding to a call early on September 17, law officers found the bloodied victim on her bed. Also found were a sword with a bent grip and two knives. The so-far unidentified woman was hospitalized and is now in stable condition, according Deputy Craig Chamberlin. The deputy added that the victim apparently does not remember the circumstances of the attack, even while she believes the sword in question was not previously bent. It is not clear who called the authorities for help.
Since the officers did not find signs of forced entry into the apartment, they began a search for the victim's 13-year-old son and a 14-year-old friend.
The father of the 14-year-old boy thought his son was staying with the 13-year-old son of the victim. It was later that the father realized that his SUV and keys were missing.
As they searched for the boy, deputies found that the criminal pair had broken into a home and wrecked the SUV against the side of a trailer home. Using dogs, the officers were finally able to locate the offenders.
The injured woman's 13-year-old son told officers that it was his friend who tried to kill the mother. According to the sheriff's spokesman, the younger boy said he talked his friend into trying to kill his mother because he had taken some unidentified "blue pills." The boy said he would never have done anything like that sober, said the spokesman.
The son of the victim also allegedly told deputies his friend tried to talk him into eating his mother's liver. According to local media, "Your guess is as good as mine" as to where that idea came from, Chamberlin said.
The 14-year-old bly has admitted attempting to kill his friend's mother and said they were going to leave town later. The older boy has requested legal counsel.
The boys were put into juvenile detention pending an investigation of second-degree assault, taking a motor vehicle without permission, burglary, malicious mischief, and a hit and run accident. They were ordered held without bail at an initial court appearance.