A woman is accused of stabbing two children and their father Tuesday in Osceola County, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
Thirty-eight-year-old Doris Espinoza-Rodriguez was arguing with her boyfriend while out for dinner, and then once they returned home the argument continued, with Espinoza-Rodriguez saying she wanted to harm herself, as well as her boyfriend and his two children — ages 14 and 10.
According to Osceola deputies, the father and his children were attempting to calm Espinoza-Rodriguez, when she suddenly pulled out a knife and began stabbing the three of them. The two children were seriously injured, and the father’s hands were injured as he tried to fight off Espinoza-Rodriguez.
When deputies arrived at the home, the front door was opened by the 14-year-old son who had apparent stab wounds to his chest and shoulder, and was bleeding. The deputies then placed Epinoza-Rodriguez, who was being restrained by her boyfriend, the two children’s father, in handcuffs. Deputies found the 10-year-old daughter in a bedroom in a pool of blood, bleeding from an apparent stab wound to her shoulder.
“The knife was recovered on scene and is described as a paring knife, with blood on the blade, and a black handle,” Osceola Sheriff Marcos Lopez explained during a news conference on Friday.
The children were both flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
“This is a very odd relationship. They weren’t really in a relationship where they come home and sleep in the same room,” Sheriff Lopez said. “And it is domestic, but it was like not a relationship, all living as a family.”
According to Sheriff Lopez and the Osceola County Jail records. Espinoza-Rodriguez faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.