Daughter allegedly stabs mom in car ride

Traffic is backed up on Red Hills Parkway as officers deal with a stabbing incident, St. George, Utah, Feb. 24, 2016 | Photo by and courtesy of Ralph Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman was hospitalized after her daughter allegedly stabbed her while the two were in a car together Friday afternoon.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., St George Police responded to an emergency call at 645 W. Red Hills Parkway, St. George.

“A 16-year-old female stabbed her mother in her right shoulder while they were driving,” St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said.

Several police units respond to the scene of a stabbing on Red Hills Parkway, St. George, Utah, Feb. 24, 2017 | Photo by and courtesy of Ralph Reina, St. George News

The teen reportedly used a 3-inch pocket knife in the stabbing and cut her hand in the scuffle.

“They believe it was self-inflicted,” Trombley said of the daughter’s injury.

The mother had a puncture wound and was treated at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police took the daughter into custody, and she was also evaluated and treated at the hospital.

The juvenile was taken into custody and booked into the detention center.

“Potential charges under review are for aggravated assault,” Trombley said late Friday of the juvenile.

The road on which the incident occurred was inundated with police vehicles. Traffic was severely slowed while emergency personnel responded to the situation.

Medical personnel from St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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18 Comments

  • high5 February 25, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Good God!!, I do believe a mandatory parenting class is in line before People have babies, This girls parents failed her a long Long time ago!!

    • izzymuse February 25, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Dear community neighbor, (and any who will read my comment) First of all, you may be right. The mother may have been a horrible person.
      Are you a parent yourself? Whether you are or not, you – and people like you (the kind who seem to love judging everyone else by your oversimplified worldview) – you are under the illusion that parents are the cause of all their children’s behaviors. Is that a true fact? Is it true that every good person is good BECAUSE her or his parents were good? OR if a person is “bad” then, obviously, her or his parents were bad? I invite you to look around and take a few years observing families here and there. See if your assumption is true.
      .
      I am willing to share my own personal experience with you for one case example: I have been a parent for over 17 years. I’ve had a few kids. Now their in their teens and developing their own life skills. My spouse and I have taught each child the same moral values, etc. They have all grown up in the same home with the same mother and father, BUT each child is unique! My spouse and I have never forced our children to live or believe as we do. Each child has her and his own strengths and weaknesses. I have come to learn by direct observation that children are also a product of DNA (inherited traits), friends attitudes, and – most crucially – their own choices and experiences. Some of our children may be heading in very different directions in life. Some are beginning to make problems for themselves and some are making great decisions for their future. They each have to decide for themselves in the end. BUT I DO NOT TAKE ALL THE CREDIT FOR EITHER TYPE OF CHILD! True, as a parent I was one (out of many) influences and factors in each of my children’s lives, BUT not the sole reason or source. That’s is plain stupid to consider.
      .
      So BEFORE you place all the blame for a person’s destructive OR constructive behavior completely on mommy or daddy, please use a little more logic. Also, keep in mind, that it is very possible that the mother could be a wonderful lady who is reading this article right now as strangers judge her life with harsh and careless self righteousness. Who are you or I to judge her? Perhaps she did everything right as a mother. Maybe not. But let’s stop the social shaming without any idea on our part.
      For what it’s worth. Later.

    • theone February 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Really? You’re going to point the finger at the mom knowing full well you know nothing about them. Can I borrow your crystal ball to see what it says about my life, or should I just ask you? There could be mental illness, depression, substance abuse, or even bad parenting, but I’m pretty sure you no nothing of their circumstance.

    • high5 February 26, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Diatribe such as this can lead to a stroke! I stand by my comment, You took care of the Judge Game. Whoa Seriously.

    • yvonneswinson February 27, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      You’re going to have to trust me when I say I know far more about the situation than you do. I will not share any confidential information with you but I will tell you that the minor mentioned in this article has undergone severe trauma and the parents have done pretty much everything humanly possible.

  • ladybugavenger February 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

    It’s not all the parents fault. The government doesn’t allow parents to punish their children without being taken away by DCFS. Kids know this and exploit this. It’s societies fault that children are not disciplined, they’ve tied the parents hands and have taken control away from the parents and put all the control in the kids hands. And that’s how you make uncontrollable children. It’s a shame

    • theone February 25, 2017 at 10:32 am

      LOL the blame game is so old it glows when you use it. I know, lets blame TV shows or Trump and Obama, or maybe we can start to take personal responsibility for ourselves.

      Better yet I blame you bug and your parents for beating you into fear of having a life without pain.

      • ladybugavenger February 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

        Love you Theone!

        • theone February 25, 2017 at 3:03 pm

          Right back at you Bug, I’ll even throw in a hug!

          • ladybugavenger February 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm

            Awwwww theone ?

  • .... February 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Gee I can’t wait to see what Real Life has to say LOL ! and he will post something because I posted a comment ! ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • comments February 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    bad bad daughter. lol

  • knobe February 25, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Any passenger stabbing the driver of a vehicle while the car is driving is clearly in a total mental state .
    If they don’t grasp that that Everyone in the vehicle could die , they have multiple screws loose .
    I would like to see the psychiatric report even with the names redacted .

  • CaliGirl February 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Really? 10-plus responders for a stupid teenager throwing a tantrum… Those responders should have been taking care of the crazy Parade of Homes drivers who are causing grief on our roadways! “Oh, crap! I missed that right turn, let me cross all the lanes of travel, make an illegal U-turn, back up and not use my turn signal.” THESE are the real danger on our streets for the last week. Geezz!

    BTW, the parents need to kick that girls a$$, take her cell phone and make up away (take everything in her room except for a pillow and blanket on the floor). Get her a job and make her earn her stuff back! Food, shelter… the basics are all they are required to provide this little princess.

    • ladybugavenger February 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Yes!!!

    • yvonneswinson February 27, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      You clearly know absolutely nothing about the situation. Maybe trust those who know more to make the proper judgments in this case.
      ( someone who knows more )

  • abcd1234 February 27, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    It’s amazing how easily people pass judgement before knowing who the article is about, what the family has gone through, and what steps this family has already taken in order to help this child out!!! Seriously, have some respect. Not every tormented teenager is created by lack of parental involvement, or whether this child was disciplined. Coming from someone who knows the family, understands the issues leading up to the incident, and all the love and support that have been poured into this child, those of you throwing your baseless comments are all just cruel and uncaring bullies.

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