- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a woman’s arrest in the fatal stabbing of her 5-month-old son (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

Buckeye police say a 29-year-old woman accused of killing her 5-month-old son told police she stabbed him, had been hearing voices in her head and wasn’t in control of her actions.

A police probable cause statement released Tuesday says officers responding to a 911 call Monday arrived to find the boy’s grandmother holding him and screaming, while the blood-covered mother stood behind the grandmother.

According to the statement, the boy had multiple stab wounds to the neck and Andrea Aurelia Portillo’s 3-year-old daughter told police that her mother cut the baby’s neck. The grandmother said she’d gone to the home at Portillo’s request.

Portillo is jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond on suspicion of second-degree murder and intentional child abuse. She didn’t have an attorney when she appeared in court.


6:45 a.m.

A 29-year-old Buckeye woman has been arrested in the stabbing death of her 5-month-old son at the family home.

Andrea Aurelia Portillo is jailed on suspicion of second-degree murder and child abuse and it’s not immediately known whether she has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Police say the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital after being stabbed in the neck Monday. His name was not immediately released.

A Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Jason Weeks, said he was unable to provide information on a possible motive.

Weeks said Buckeye police hadn’t previously had reason to go to (backslash)the family home.

According to Weeks, two sisters of the boy were inside the home at the time of the stabbing but were not injured.



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