Mother and Son Killed, 2 Daughters Injured in Confrontation in Northwest Miami-Dade

Mother and son killed, two daughters critical after confrontation at home

By Betty Yu and Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Mar 4, 2013  |  Updated 9:47 PM EDT
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The incident happened around 9 p.m. at a home in the area of Northwest 131st Street and 21st Avenue, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. at a home in the area of Northwest 131st Street and 21st Avenue, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said.

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2 Killed, 2 Injured Following Confrontation in Northwest Miami-Dade

Two people were killed and two were hospitalized following some sort of confrontation in northwest Miami-Dade Sunday night, police said.
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A mother and her son were killed and her two daughters were hospitalized after they were stabbed during a confrontation in northwest Miami-Dade Sunday night, police said.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. at a home in the area of Northwest 131st Street and 21st Avenue, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said.

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Police said Jenetha Jones, 58, and her son, Wade Jones, 23, were stabbed multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

Jones' daughters, Natasha, 30, and Taree, 25, were also stabbed multiple times and were rushed to Ryder Trauma Center where they were in critical condition.

A toddler who was inside a car at the scene was unharmed, Zabaleta said.

It's unknown what led to the confrontation but Zabaleta said one man, 29-year-old Joseph Teman Swift, is being sought in the killings. Swift is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

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Zabaleta said police are still investigating the relationship between the victims and the suspect.

The stabbing came just hours after a 24-year-old man was shot and killed nearby, in the area of Northwest 63rd Street and 18th Avenue.

Police said they're looking for four men who were in a white minivan with dark tints who may be connected to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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