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Teens arrested after police say they beat, threatened to eat woman

Two teenage boys were arrested early Tuesday morning after an alleged drug-fueled crime spree during which they assaulted one of the boys’ mothers with a sword and planned to eat her liver. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault call on the 13300 block of East Mission at 1:20 a.m., according to a news release. They found a beaten, bloody woman lying on her bed. A sword with a bent handle and two knives were nearby. The woman told deputies her 13-year-old son and his 14-year-old friend had used it to attack her. Deputies contacted the 14-year-old’s father at his home on the 11700 block of East Mission. He’d thought the boy was spending the night with his 13-year-old friend, but found his 2005 Dodge Durango missing, the keys taken, according to the release. It didn’t take long for deputies to find the Durango, though; while interviewing the father, a call of a hit and run at 7800 E. Alki came in. Deputies found the Durango. One of the boys had struck the side of a mobile home and both teens had fled, according to the release. But night of crime wasn’t over for the teenagers, the sheriff’s department said—while deputies were attempting to track the suspects, the boys broke into a house near the 8900 block of East Boone. A Washington State Patrol trooper saw them running from the home. A sheriff’s office K9 tracked and caught the boys. The 13-year-old boy told deputies his 14-year-old friend had tried to kill his mother with a sword after he’d taken some “blue pills.” The 14-year-old suspect admitted to trying to kill the woman, saying they’d planned on eating the woman, specifically her liver, then fleeing town. Both boys were booked into Juvenile Detention on charges of second-degree assault, stealing a motor vehicle, residential burglary, second degree malicious mischief and hit and run.
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.