Investigators claim that the Florida woman accused of savagely stabbing her boyfriend's children poses too great a danger to the public for her to be released on bail.
Doris Espinoza-Rodriguez, 38, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated child abuse, and two counts of attempted felony murder and placed in the Osceola County Jail.
Rodriguez got into an argument with her boyfriend on Jan. 17 and drove to confront him at his house where his 14-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were staying.
According to court documents obtained by WESH, Rodriguez repeatedly texted her boyfriend, in one instance writing, "I will not be going out by myself."
Rodriguez allegedly produced a knife upon arriving at her boyfriend's house, with which she threatened the man and his children, stating she intended to "go out with a bang."
Despite efforts by the father and kids to calm the suspect, Rodriguez reportedly slashed the children, stabbing the boy in the chest and shoulder, then descending upon the daughter, stabbing repeatedly.
WKMG noted that the hands of the father were injured when he intervened to disarm Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was arrested and taken to Osceola County Jail.
The children were airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The children's mother told WOFL that the girl had been stabbed twice in the neck and that her carotid artery had been lacerated. Her son, allegedly stabbed a dozen times, had suffered a punctured lung.
The horror of the ordeal was compounded for the mother since it unfolded during a FaceTime call with her daughter.
Her little girl had briefly stepped away from the phone and reportedly reappeared bloody and screaming.
"My daughter’s bleeding, and she’s screaming, 'Mommy' and I’m helpless. I’m here and she’s in Kissimmee," said the mother. "I kept calling the operator like, 'Any update? I want to know.' Come to find out, it was both my kids, and [Rodriguez] was out to kill them."
The state attorney's office has asked a judge to keep Rodriguez in jail, suggesting that she poses a threat to public safety, reported WESH.
The judge will decide whether to keep this potential menace behind bars Friday afternoon.
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