A Las Vegas, Nevada man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly stabbed a 3-year-old child during a family “bible study” to exorcise a “demon” from the toddler on Thursday, March 31.
On Thursday, a seemingly anxious Wilson, 28, was seen pacing the hallway between the bedroom of their family home and the kitchen table, where his 3-year-old niece was sitting eating buttery noodles . According to several other family members who were gathered at the house, the beat lasted about half an hour and didn’t stop until their usual “Bible study” session began. Wilson then approached behind the young victim “as if to hug her” before stabbing her repeatedly in the side, Law & Crime reported.
“I have to drive the demons out of her. I have to save her,” the suspect reportedly said after stabbing the toddler.
When two male family members decided to disarm him, Wilson got into a physical altercation with them and stabbed one of them in the right hand. The man needed “several stitches” in his hand and will also need specialist advice to determine if there is any long-term damage to his tendons.
According to Wilson’s family, the suspect has previously served time in prison for injuring a lady during a robbery. He had also attacked several family members in the past and had only recently been released from a medical facility on March 25, six days before the stabbing. Wilson reportedly left the scene after the attack, leaving the child seriously injured.
The assailant allegedly stabbed the victim 11 times, including seven times in the back. The toddler was stabbed in the forearm, hand, triceps and armpit in the attack. In addition to those injuries, the victim also suffered a punctured right kidney, a lacerated spleen, and a “penetrating injury to the posterior aorta,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
After the stabbing, family members immediately rushed the toddler to hospital for treatment in “extremely critical” condition. It is unclear what the condition of the 3-year-old is as of Monday morning April 11.
Wilson was arrested by officers less than an hour after the assault and was charged with attempted murder and assault with the use of a deadly weapon. He is currently being held on $250,000 bond. He is due to appear in court on Thursday, April 14.