Mother charged with murdering 8-year-old son

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo Police say an 8-year-old boy has died after his mom stabbed him overnight in a North Buffalo home. Police were called to 19 Lovering Avenue, off Hertel Avenue, just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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The boy’s mother, 29-year-old Jessica Murphy, was taken into custody at the scene. Murphy’s son Jacob Noe was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries.

Murphy has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Murphy pleaded not guilty with an assigned attorney Wednesday morning. She will be held without bail until a hearing on May 19.

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Police arrested Murphy around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, in stabbing death of her son.
Police arrested Murphy around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, in stabbing death of her son.

Court documents have quotes from what Murphy said to officers while she was being arrested. They read, “Everyone has to die. He had to die. I am saving him from going to hell.”

During her interview with police Murphy said, “How can you ask me this after I just murdered my baby,” according to court documents.

Neighbor Chris Brown described what he heard before police arrived early in the morning, “Just heard some blood curdling screams from a female saying, ‘Help, help!’”