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Mother, 31, charged in stabbing death of 1-year-old son

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 13:08:49-04

A 31-year-old woman has been charged in the stabbing death of her 1-year-old son in a southwest Detroit apartment.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Shaquittea Denice Reese-Bethea could be arraigned Friday from a hospital bed on first-degree murder, felony murder, torture, and child abuse charges.

Police were sent to the apartment late Tuesday night after authorities received a 911 call from the woman. Dispatchers were told by the caller that people were dead and that the woman was going to kill herself.

Police found Reese-Bethea bleeding in a hallway before locating the body of the child who was stabbed multiple times.

Reese-Bethea was taken to a hospital for treatment of her wounds.