PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) — Investigators charged a New Jersey mother with murdering her 7-year-old son.
Authorities say she also stabbed her 17-year-old son, who survived.
The violence took place in the family's apartment on North 6th Street in Paterson Saturday morning.
Police took the suspect, 46-year-old Iris Tolentino, to the hospital for a mental health screening.
A 15-year-old son who was also in the apartment was not injured.
Police say Tolentino resisted arrest, and two officers suffered minor injuries as they took her into custody.
Tolentino has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree, third-degree resisting arrest and two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer in the third degree.
Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer released a statement following the tragedy in Paterson.
"Everyone in the Paterson Public School District is shocked and …