A Spartanburg man was placed under arrest after allegedly trying to kill his mother by stabbing her with a sword, Fox Carolina reported January 15.
Edna said the assault on her began after Mark Winkler took the pills, then began arguing with his wife. Edna remained in her bedroom to allow the couple their privacy, but her son entered her bedroom. He attacked her with a sword and pierced her skin after cutting a hole in her sweater.
Winkler’s wife was able to get the sword and bayonet away from her husband, and deputies were called.
Paramedics arrived, but treatment was refused by the victim, who suffered a small puncture wound during the attack. A Spartanburg County judge issued a warrant, charging Winkler with attempted murder.
None of the Winkler children witnessed the attack, as they were removed from the home last week and placed in the custody of Department of Social Services.