Nashville boy charged in killing of aunt, wounding of mother

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged with stabbing his aunt to death and trying to kill his mother, who ran to a neighbor’s home with a neck wound.

Nashville police say the teenager was charged Tuesday in juvenile court with murder and attempted murder.

A police statement said the boy was arrested without incident in the family’s kitchen after his 37-year-old mother was stabbed and ran for help. His 46-year-old aunt was found dead in her bedroom; the statement says the teen and his aunt had been arguing.

Police say the teen’s grandmother slept through it all and two young children were unharmed.

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