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  1. #1
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    Nov 2010

    FL - Mother accused of chaining, stabbing 7-year-old son


    Maisa Alvarez

    Police said Alvarez called 911 and told investigators what she had done.

    She reportedly had a blank look on her face during questioning and said she has no idea what prompted her to do what she did.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    lvarez, 44, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. She is accused of chaining her son's hands and repeatedly stabbing him.

    In a statement to police about the events of Sept. 11, 2012, Alvarez said she felt nervous that morning, and a "bad spirit" took control of her. She took a chain and small luggage locks, went into the kitchen and picked up two knives from the counter.

    According to the arrest affidavit, she walked to her son's bedroom, chained his hands and began stabbing him in the chest, shoulders and arms.

    Alvarez told police that when she saw her son in pain, her love for him caused her to stop and call 911.

    Sebring lawyer William David McNeal, representing Alvarez, stated in court records the child was released from the hospital that same day and his wounds didn't require stitches.

    McNeal has filed court documents stating he will pursue an insanity defense in this case based on Alvarez's thyroid imbalance.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2014
    March 2014:

    A Lake Wales woman accused of trying to kill her 7-year-old son by chaining his hands and stabbing him will serve 10 years of probation, according to a plea deal reached Tuesday with prosecutors.

    Maisa Alvarez was arrested in September 2012 and told police she heard a "voice" telling her to kill her son and described it as "a bad spirit," investigative reports state...

    Under the terms of the plea agreement, Maisa Alvarez is not permitted to have contact with their son or any other minors...

    Maisa Alvarez pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated child neglect. Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of attempted first-degree murder...

    lvarez's lawyer, William David McNeal of Sebring, indicated in court documents that he was planning to use an insanity defense in the case based on Alvarez's thyroid imbalance.

    A mental health expert concluded the problem not properly treated could lead to a psychotic break.

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