An Oregon mom who admitted to stabbing her 6-year-old son repeatedly said he "deserved it," police said.
Nemoria Lynn Villagomez, 34, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and criminal mistreatment Saturday, according to KPTV in Portland.
Villagomez admitted the stabbing to detectives and said her son had it coming, according to an affidavit released Tuesday.
Around 6 p.m. Saturday, the boy, who has bleeding and had visible stab wounds, went to a neighbor's house for help and left a trail of blood along the way, the affidavit said. He had cuts on his face and a deep laceration to his chin. He told the neighbor that his mom had tried to kill him.
The boy suffered at least six stab wounds all over his body, according to The News Guard in Lincoln City.
When officers arrived at Villagomez's residence, no one answered the door, so they forced their way in. Officers found a steak knife covered in blood, as well as a large amount of blood inside the apartment, according to the affidavit. Villagomez was on her bed with a 14-month-old baby, and they were both covered in blood.
The injured boy was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and the baby was taken into custody by the Department of Human Services. Villagomez was arrested peacefully, the affidavit said. The son is expected to survive, according to his aunt Danielle Stringer, who spoke with KPTV.
"I got the phone call that he was at the hospital fighting for his life," Stringer said. "She won’t talk… but they will get it out of her. And not only that, but what 6-year-old boy’s going to lie that his own mother stabbed him four times and nicked his liver."
Villagomez could face additional charges for allegedly strangling the toddler and allowing him to ingest meth, according to KPTV. Her bail was set at $1.1 million.
[Photo: Lincoln County Jail]