Deputies responded to a home in Melbourne, where a 40-year-old woman was stabbed Friday.
Photo: WFTV.com
Photo: WFTV.com

Florida mom in critical condition after being stabbed by her child, deputies say

A Central Florida woman is in critical condition after deputies said she was stabbed by her child.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, the 40-year-old woman was stabbed at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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The woman was later transported to an area hospital in critical but stable condition; she was treated for multiple stab wounds, deputies said

Neighbors in the gated community said these types of incidents are unusual for the community.

"It's a very quiet neighborhood," Michael Conway told WFTV. "We never have these types of situations in Bay Tree."

Conway told WFTV the community is mostly made up of retirees and that he has never seen a violent crime in the neighborhood in the 17 years he's lived there. 

Deputies said they were not sure what led to the stabbing. 

Charges against the juvenile have not yet been filed, the Sheriff's Office said.

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