Tennessee man stabs mother of his child and gouges both her eyes out.
A 45-year-old Tennessee man has been accused of stabbing the mother of his child and gouging her eyes out in a horrific attack, police said.
Michael Roberson, who faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault, told police that the two started fighting over their son.
WTVC reported, neighbors saw Roberson allegedly sitting on top of the woman using his hands to attack her face. Police arrived at the Chattanooga home on Wednesday evening to find the woman, 33, face down with one of her eyeballs on the ground next to her. The woman, also sustained stab wounds to the stomach and breast, as well as a cut on her arm, according to WTVC.
Roberson, who told police he blacked out and couldn’t remember what happened, said he was at a low point in his life. A broken knife, keys and torn clothing were also found at the scene.
Roberson is behind bars at Hamilton County Jail on attempted first-degree murder and aggravated domestic assault charges. This wouldn’t be the first time Roberson had allegedly been violent. In 2006, he was charged with assault, but those charges were dismissed by a judge who found him insane.
Roberson is set to appear in Hamilton County General Sessions Court Monday to answer to the charges brought against him.