A Houston man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed a three-year-old boy in the neck. The childâ€™s mother witnessed the entire event and unsuccessfully pleaded with the man to leave her son alone.
Jose Guillermo Molina, 21, is the accused. He reportedly walked up to the three-year-old boy and grabbed him by his hair before stabbing him.
"He grabbed the little boy by his hair, pulled the neck back, stabbed him in the neck three times,â€ť a witness said. â€śAfter he stabbed him, he put the little boy on the ground and he put his knee on the little boy's chest and he was trying to choke him.â€ť
The childâ€™s mother told Houston news station Local 2 she begged Molina to leave her son alone after the first stab. Instead, Molina reportedly pulled the knife out of the childâ€™s neck and stabbed him multiple more times.
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The young boy was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and treated for his injuries. He survived the stabbings and was released from the hospital with a bandage around his neck wounds.
Molina, meanwhile, is being held in the Harris County Jail without bond. He is being charged with injury to a child. His prior criminal offenses include an assault against his mother and a criminal mischief conviction.Â