Georgia teen stabbed mother 11 times, police say

Peyton Cook Jr.

(Bremen Police via Fox 5)

Authorities in Georgia arrested a 17-year-old boy early Wednesday on charges that he stabbed his mother 11 times in an attack that left her in critical condition.

Bremen police chief Keith Pesnell told Fox 5 that Peyton Cook Jr. had a fight with his mother, Tammy Lee Watson, for much of Tuesday night in their home west of Atlanta. Shortly before 1 pm Wednesday, Pesnell said Cook attacked Watson with a kitchen knife while she was lying down.

Cook is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and two counts of cruelty to children.

Pesnell told Fox 5 that two other children, aged 12 and 10, were in the house at the time.

Watson was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta.

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