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Woman Stabbed by Son in North Phoenix

On Behalf of / Friday, 20 March 2015 / Published in assault, battery, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

28 Year Old Stabs Mother In Vehicle After Argument

 

A lot of crime now days often is a result from a family dispute. On Sunday a woman was left in critical condition after her son had stabbed her in North Phoenix.

 

Stabbing

 

A stabbing is when something sharp penetrates the skin or an object at close range. Stab connotes purposeful action, by an assassin or murder. Of course it is always possible to accidentally stab yourself or another person. Stabbing is a bit different than slashing or cutting. When slashing or cutting, the motion of the object used to do that stabbing usually moves more perpendicular and directly into the victim’s body, rather than across the victim.

 

A lot of stabbings that take place now days are among gangs and in prisons. Why? Because the knives are easy to make or get and are cheap. Plus they’re pretty effective for whatever you’re intending to do with one.

 

28 Year Old Son Stabs Mother

 

According to the Phoenix Police, a woman and her twenty-eight year old son had gotten into an argument in a vehicle which happened near 51st Avenue and Cactus Road. The stabbing happened pretty late on Sunday, around ten, thirty at night.

 

During the family feud or argument, the suspect then began to stab his mother. The mother then fell out of the vehicle. There were witnesses nearby and saw the woman in need of help. They rushed to the woman’s aid and also tried to stop the suspect, according to the local police. One of the witnesses got pretty brave and rushed to retrieve a gun from his own home and tried to get the suspect to stop. The witness even shot the suspect after he gave the suspect several warning commands.

 

The suspect died from his injuries. The woman was transported to the local hospital in critical condition.

 

How Stabbing Works

The human skin has a somewhat elastic property as a self-defense; when the human body is stabbed by a thin object such as a kitchen knife, the skin often closes tightly around the object and closes again if the object is removed, which can trap some blood within the body. It has thus been speculated that the fuller, an elongated concave depression in a metal blade, functions to let blood out of the body in order to cause more damage. This misconception has led to fullers becoming widely known as “blood grooves”. The fuller is actually a structural reinforcement of the blade similar in design to a metal I-beam used in construction. However, internal bleeding is just as dangerous as external bleeding; if enough blood vessels are severed to cause serious injury, the skin’s elasticity will do nothing to prevent blood from exiting the circulatory system and accumulating uselessly in other parts of the body.

Death from stabbing is caused by shock, severe blood loss, infection, or loss of function of an essential organ such as the heart or lungs.

 

If the suspect would have lived, there would have been a hearing and sentencing. Criminal Law is designed to give consequences to those who do not abide by the law. Every crime is made up of criminal elements. Most punishments for these crimes would include incarcerated in prison or jail. Could be sentenced to solitary. Of course the length of the crime varies on several things like severity of the crime or if this is a first offence. Some lighter sentencing would include house arrest, as well as parole or a probation regimen. There could also be fines, for seizing money or property of the suspect.

 

Objectives Of Criminal Law

 

There are mainly five objective associated with the enforcement of criminal law which are:

 

Retribution: where criminals should “suffer” in a certain way.  this is usually a common goal to the judge and jury. The terms “balance the scales” comes up a lot with this one. People can submit to the law to receive the right not to be murdered. The ones who “contravene” these laws then give up the rights which was granted to them by the law. Meaning that, the suspect can then be also executed.

 

Deterrence: When used as Individual deterrence, it’s aimed towards a specific suspect. The main purpose is to “impose a sufficient penalty to discourage the offender” from any more criminal behavior. General Deterrence is when the focus is at society as a whole. They then impose a penalty to those who commit certain offences. Other individuals re hoped not to make the same offenses.

 

Incapacitatation: Is made so that the criminals are kept away from society. So that the public can be safe from the suspect’s behavior. this is usually done in prison sentences today. The death penalty, and banishment have also served as an incapacitation as well.

 

Rehabilitation: This one is pretty common. Even if you’re not a criminal, you can still deal with rehabilitation. It’s a daily struggle fro some people. Rehabilitation aims at trying to transform the offender into a better person or a valuable member of the society. The primary goal of Rehabilitation is so that the suspect won’t commit the same crime and realize what they done was wrong.

 

Restoration: Is focused on the victim, but also a punishment to the offender. The goal here is to repair things. This could mean many things. If someone stole money, this is when they have to pay that money back.

 

So, hopefully you won’t have to deal with any of these stages of criminal law. It’s sad that a son could kill his own mother, over an argument. Nothing is that important in life that you should just take another’s life with no known reason. Hopefully the injured woman will make it through her injuries. It’s sad that she lost a son as well as he own sturggle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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