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Mother accused of stabbing 16-year-old son during fight

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - An argument between a mother and son in Bernice turned violent late Tuesday night resulting in the arrest of the mother.

Dawn Marie Albritton, 34, of Reeves Street, was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center early Wednesday morning for aggravated second-degree battery.

Union Parish sheriff’s deputies were called to the Reeves Street address shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday. They were told that there had been a fight and that a 16-year-old juvenile had been stabbed.

Albritton told deputies that her actions were in self-defense because her son had hit her with a closed fist several times on the head and then had grabbed her around the neck as if to throw her to the ground.

She said that’s when she grabbed a kitchen knife with her right hand and started swinging it under her left arm in an attempt to get out of her son’s headlock. Albritton said the son was holding her from behind. Deputies said they did not find any marks on the mother.

The victim told deputies that he was arguing with his mother when she started hitting him and that he grabbed her left arm in an attempt to stop the fight. He said that is when she got the kitchen knife and started swinging it at him.

The emergency room doctor told deputies that one cut on the boy’s left arm will require surgery to repair damage to the tendons and muscles that control the left hand.

No bond had been set late Wednesday afternoon.

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