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‘Horrific scene’: Mother fatally stabs her 3-year-old son, then tries to kill herself, police say

A 3-year-old boy in Tennessee is dead after his mother allegedly stabbed him.

KnoxNews.com reports that police were called to a home in Lenoir City early Wednesday morning after the grandmother of a boy identified as King Brown found him unresponsive with multiple injuries. While waiting for emergency responders, the grandmother reportedly administered CPR with the guidance of a 911 dispatcher.

During that time, the boy’s mother, Melanie Sue Brown. repeatedly stabbed herself in the neck and chest, according to the report. The 38-year-old woman survived the apparent suicide attempt and was given surgical treatment at a hospital. She is expected to be charged on Wednesday.

“Just a horrific scene,”  police chief Don White told the news outlet.

“This is just not what you want to have to deal with in any community, let alone here. We’re a very low-crime city, we don’t have these things occur.”

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Authorities have not yet commented on what may have driven the mother to kill her son.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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