This is sad:
A father has been accused of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his six-year-old son more than 20 times. Police say Xavier Thomas knifed the boy, also called Xavier, after they had watched a New Year’s Eve fireworks display together near their home in Tampa, Florida. The boy was taken to St Joseph’s Hospital but his injuries are not said to be life-threatening. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Thomas was being held without bail in Hillsborough County jail.
Today it emerged the alleged attacker had been suffering from psychiatric problems after watching two friends shot dead in separate incidents. His grandmother, Yvonne Mickles, said: ‘One of the boys died in his arms.’ She said of the attack on Xavier Jr: ‘That baby was an innocent bystander. I’ve talked to God and thanked God so much that he saved that baby, spared that baby’s life.’ Police say Thomas was not married to the boy’s mother and did not have custody of the child.
Good thing little Xavier wasn’t hurt…hopefully big Xavier is getting some help…pronto!!