This is such sad news…
A Florida grandmother is behind bars after authorities say she told her 6-year-old grandson she had a “surprise” for him, locked him in a bathroom with her and stabbed him multiple times.
A grandmother accused of stabbing her own grandson is now behind bars.
In a statement released by a family attorney, Mason Rhinehart’s father shared a horrifying account of what happened inside that home, and he says it all started when Martha White told the boys she had a surprise for them.
Martha White arrived at the jail almost 24 hours to the minute after she is accused of stabbing her six year old grandson to death in the bathroom of the family’s Killearn Lakes home.
Deputies tracked her down at a nearby park.
Arrest papers say she was covered in blood and had a bottle of wine and some xanax with her.
6 year old Mason Rhinehart and his 8 year old brother Aidan were watching video games, it says, when White told them she had a surprise for them.
The older brother told detectives White took Mason into the bathroom and closed the door. He says he heard his brother screaming “Don’t kill me Grandma!” but when he tried to open the door it was locked.
In a statement released by a family attorney, the boys father Zack White said the brother called him and told him what was happening.
“I told Aidan to pound on the door just as loud as he could, he said. He yelled his brother’s name. When there was no answer I told Aiden to go and hide.”
Arrest papers say Aidan told detectives he saw his grandmother leave the house with a bottle of wine in her hand and told him she had a surprise for him too.
In a statement released by a family attorney, Zack White said his mother was a registered nurse who had recently retired.
She had no history of mental illness, the statement said, and had given no indication that morning of being upset or disturbed.
SMH @ her killing the child and then casually strolling off with her pills and wine.
Condolences to the family of little Mason.