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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