‘Grow up:’ Penn. man brutally stabs mom who told him to get a job

ALTOONA, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Sunday after stabbing his mother nine times with a 10-inch kitchen knife.

According to officials with the Altoona Police Department, 23-year-old Tavin McCullough stabbed his mother in her bedroom after she sent him a text message in which she said he needed to “grow up and get a job,” WTAJ reported.

McCullough stabbed her at least nine times in the face, chest, stomach and back, officials said.

Law enforcement officers arrived at the scene after McCullough’s mother managed to dial 9-1-1 just after 6 a.m. She provided a description of her son to police, who found him in the area on foot.

When police took McCullough into custody and asked what had happened, he told officers to “wait for the autopsy report to come in.” He later provided details of the attack.

McCullough’s mother is in critical condition but is expected to survive, WTAJ reported.

McCullough was charged with attempted homicide.

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