Boy, 11, brutally stabbed in his bed uses his last words to tell cops his MOTHER was the culprit before dying in New Mexico hospital

  • Eleven-year-old boy stabbed to death in bed on Sunday in Hobbs, New Mexico
  • Bruce Johnson Jr told police his mother had stabbed him before he died
  • Mother Mary Johnson was found with ‘self-inflicted’ stab wounds in other room
  • She had a history of violently abusing her son and was estranged from the family

A young boy fatally stabbed in his own bed in New Mexico managed to reveal the identity of his killer to investigators with his dying breath.

Bruce Johnson Jr, 11, told police in hospital that it was his own mom had stabbed him, shortly before dying from his multiple stab wounds in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The boy’s father, Bruce Sr, had called 911 after awaking to screams and finding his son grievously wounded in their home in the town of Hobbs.

Bruce Sr found Mary Johnson, the boy’s mother and his estranged wife, unconscious in another room with ‘self-inflicted’ stab wounds to the chest.

Emergency services arrived at 1am and rushed the pair to the local hospital, where Bruce Jr was pronounced dead at 4.19am.

Mary was stabilized and moved to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, where an arrest warrant was issued for her for first degree murder.

The Lea County Sheriff’s Office said: ‘Mr Johnson told deputies that he was asleep when he heard his son screaming.’

They added: ‘He found his son in his room, lying on the bed suffering from stab wounds.

‘He went to call 911 when he discovered Mary was also stabbed, but she was unconscious in another room.

‘Mary suffered self-inflicted stab wounds to her chest.

‘Bruce Jr. was conscious upon arriving at the hospital, where he spoke with the investigator, advising his mom, Mary, had stabbed him.’

Investigators revealed that Bruce Sr had moved to Hobbs from Oklahoma, taking Bruce Jr with him over allegations that Mary had been abusing the boy.

Mary, who is thought to suffer from mental illness, was allegedly violent with their son with at least two incidents reported.

This prompted the boy’s father to plan to file for divorce in an effort to safeguard the child.

It’s unclear what mental illness she suffered from, but in June, she bizarrely posted a video saying: ‘Get your God degree to become a God! All you need to do is believe in yourself, respact others, and spread kindness.’

In another rant, Mary wrote: ‘My son and I discovered he can hear every f***** thing that I’m thinking. I don’t like this God! My son does not need to be listening to me talking to you! Any other mother have this problem or do I fall in that 2% category again? This is why I don’t want kids! They don’t give me freedom. I’m heard writing, thinking, reading, sleeping … Who wants to be Mother God?’

Prior to the fatal stabbing, Mary had not seen her son in around 40 days and she was desperate to see him.

Bruce Sr relented and permitted Mary to stay with them in order to spend time with Bruce Jr before the divorce went through.


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