A Utah woman is behind bars after she allegedly stabbed her 8-year-old son in the throat inside a St. George hotel.
Megan Stewart, 28, was taken into custody on August 26 near Motel 6 off of North 1000 East. A motel front desk employee called 911 after seeing a young boy running through the alleys between the motel’s buildings, screaming for help.
The employee told police that Stewart was following the boy close behind and told her to not worry about him.
“Don’t worry, he just got his butt whooped,” Stewart said, according to St. George police.
The boy returned to the room with his mother afterward, but a housekeeper said someone eventually opened the door, giving her a view inside.
When officers arrived, they discovered the child with numerous neck lacerations. The housekeeper told authorities she thought the boy may be dead after seeing him on a bed with blood all over him. Meanwhile, Stewart had fled the scene on foot, leaving the child behind.
Shortly after, police found Stewart and detained her. During questioning, Stewart allegedly admitted that first tried to suffocate the child with a pillow, then stabbed him in the throat with scissors, Fox 13 Salt Lake City reports.
While explaining her alleged actions, Stewart reportedly said she did for “Satan” and “Mother Mary.” She also reportedly admitted she was “high.”
According to KJGG, Stewart was on probation for a previous DUI arrest. She also has a protective order on her out of Colorado, where the boy “is listed as the protected person,” as well as a Washington County Justice Court warrant for domestic violence.
Police said the boy is expected to survive. He’s currently recovering at the St. George Regional Hospital.
Stewart is currently behind bars on attempted murder, child abuse, and protective order violation charges. She currently has no bond and is scheduled for a court hearing next week.
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