WEST HARTFORD, CT. (THECOUNT) – A boy has been accused of killing his sister and injuring his mother in a stabbing at their home in West Hartford Monday afternoon. The family has only thus far been identified as the Murphy-Curtin family.
Police were called to a home on Stoner Drive around 3:30 p.m. after a woman called 911 saying that she and her daughter had been attacked and stabbed by her son.
According to police, the boy has been taken into custody. The suspect was also had a minor injury from the incident.
The mother is listed in stable condition at St. Francis Hospital.
The family has been identified as the Murphy-Curtin family. No names of the victims or suspect have been released. source
West Hartford mayor Shari Cantor put out a statement on behalf of the Murphy-Curtin family, which reads, “Please accept this statement on behalf of the Murphy-Curtin family.
Our family, friends, and community are all suffering tonight. We are all enduring a very painful and unimaginable loss. Our family will never be the same. Our daughter was a beautiful child and we will remember forever her smile…laughter…and remember her for the way she loved and lived.
We thank you all for your condolences and prayers. Please understand that this loss is not contained to our family. Our children attended West Hartford schools and have so many friends that are hurting tonight as well. West Hartford is a strong community. We are comforted to know that we aren’t alone in our grief. We ask that as we are suffering, please respect our privacy as well as that of our neighbors.”
A statement was also released by the school district.
“Good evening. Earlier today we were informed by West Hartford Police of a tragic event occurring in the home of one of our families. In difficult times, we do all that we can to support our families, students and staff members in dealing with crises. We will have mental health professionals available for students and staff at our schools, both tomorrow and in the coming days. Please keep this family, their friends, and all of our children in your thoughts and prayers,” said Tom Moore, West Hartford Superintendent of Schools in a statement.