Mother arrested, charged with attempted murder after 5-year-old boy stabbed in Newark

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
5-year-old boy stabbed in Newark, mother taken into custody
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Lucy Yang reports on the stabbing of a 5-year-old boy in Newark.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A mother has been arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing her 5-year-old son in Newark on Monday.

Symona McGhee, 29, was arrested and charged with attempted murder on Tuesday.

Video in the media player above is from a previous report.

Police responded to 20 Murray Street in Newark on a call of a child stabbed.

Upon arrival, officers found a 5-year-old boy with stab wounds.

The boy was taken to University Hospital where he's listed in critical but stable condition.

McGhee was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and endangering the welfare of a child.

The incident remains under investigation.


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