A mother accused of slitting her 5-year-old's throat early Saturday said she wanted to "release the demons" from his body, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Daphne Spurlock, has been charged with attempted capital murder.
Magnolia police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check of a child on Roy Lane, just off FM 1488, shortly after midnight. The child's father told police he believed his son was dead inside a residence.
Authorities entered the home to find a 5-year-old boy, Micheal, covered in blood on the floor of a single-wide mobile home trailer.
The child had multiple lacerations to his throat, which had been slit from side to side. He also had a severe head injury and his chest was possibly crushed.
Authorities said the boy's mother admitted to stomping him in the face and chest area then used a large kitchen knife to cut his throat.
Micheal was rushed to the Food Basket parking lot where the Magnolia Fire Department set up a landing zone for LifeFlight helicopters. The young boy was then airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.
KHOU 11 News pulled up a public Facebook page for Daphne Spurlock and neighbors confirmed photos on the page are the mother and child.
The mother posted multiple photos of the smiling boy, with captions reading “Micheal eating gum,” and “This boy is going to be a cowboy!”
Under one photo of Micheal, a person claiming to be a family member remarked about the tragedy.
“She tried to kill my brother what kind of mama is that,”Jeff Boutthatmoney Spurlock commented Saturday afternoon.
Daphne Spurlock’s photo on the new Facebook Timeline shows the mother with a huge smile. Her cover photo on the timeline displays an image on Jesus on the cross.
She was booked into the Montgomery County Jail.
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