A Dallas father on Saturday fatally stabbed his 3-year-old son and wounded his wife before she managed to flee the apartment with the couple’s other uninjured 7-year-old daughter, police said.

Police received a call from the woman around 6:30 p.m. who said her husband, 35-year-old Brandon Demone Edwards, stabbed her and their 3-year-old son, the Dallas Morning News reported. She told police she managed to flee the couple’s apartment with their 7-year-old daughter.

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Authorities reportedly found the boy gravely injured from the attack. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Edwards’ wife was later released from the hospital in stable condition and their 7-year-old daughter was not injured, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

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Neighbors told authorities they heard some commotion from the apartment that evening and saw Edwards climb out of a second-story window wearing nothing but plaid boxer shorts, the Mornings News reported. Edwards then fell into some bushes below and was chased down by officers, according to their account.

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Edwards was arrested and charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon. His bail was set at $1.75 million. It wasn’t immediately clear what led up to the attack.


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