Mom Arrested for Stabbing 12-Year-Old Son

Boy was found outside his house after being stabbed several times in the chest

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    Mom arrested after being accused of stabbing 12-year-old son.

    A South Florida mom is behind bars after she allegedly stabbed her 12-year-old son several times in the chest Friday morning, police said.

    Police have located and charged Margarita Obando, 45, with first-degree attempted murder, the Palm Beach Post reported.

    Obando's son called 911 early Friday morning and said he had been stabbed and needed help.

    When rescue workers arrived, they found the boy with several stab wounds sitting outside his Lake Worth home. When asked who was responsible, he told investigators his mom did it, police said.

    Obando, who has a history of mental illness, had already fled the scene. Cops found the mom four hours later walking around the neighborhood.

    She was arrested without incident. Police have not said what the boy was stabbed with or why Obando might have attacked her son.

    The boy is in the hospital and is expected to recover.