A mother from Buckeye, Arizona allegedly shot her 2-year-old son to death before trying to commit suicide with a knife. Alyssa Pettibone, 26, was arrested on Monday for the second-degree murder of her son Hudson Pettibone. Buckeye police spokeswoman Tamela Skaggs told Fox News that the toddler was shot once. He died on the scene, Buckeye police said in a press release.
After allegedly shooting her son, The Associated Pressreported that the mother then tried to shoot herself with the same gun, but it didn’t work out. The bullet was reportedly loaded backwards. So instead, Pettibone allegedly tried killing herself with a knife.
On Friday, someone called 911 to report a shooting at Pettibone’s household, a home she shared with her parents and her son, Fox News reported. When police arrived they made the grim discovery of the shot toddler. They transferred his mother to a hospital when they saw her