Miami-Dade County

Suicidal mom stabs her 2-year-old boy to death — then herself, police say

A 2-year-old boy is dead after being stabbed to death by his mother in South Miami-Dade Sunday morning, police say.
A 2-year-old boy is dead after being stabbed to death by his mother in South Miami-Dade Sunday morning, police say. Miami Herald

A 2-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his mother Sunday morning in South Miami-Dade, police say.

The boy’s mom — who was described as suicidal by a 911 caller — stabbed the toddler, an adult man and herself at around 6:46 a.m, detectives said.

The stabbing happened at 28200 SW 124th Pl.— a government housing complex— just about a mile north of Homestead Air Reserve Base.

The caller told police the mother and child were being taken to Homestead Hospital by an unknown person. Once police got to the emergency room, the baby boy had died, and his mother was listed in critical condition, according to Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard.

“The relationship between the male and female is unknown at this time, Pinkard said.

The man was taken to Jackson South Community Hospital by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and his condition is unknown, Pinkard said.

The baby, the mother and the man have yet to be identified.

Monique O. Madan: 305-376-2108, @MoniqueOMadan

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

David Goodhue: @DavidGoodhue

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