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UPDATE: Mother facing felony murder charge in death of son

A Mountain Home woman has been charged in the stabbing death of her 16-year-old son.

Rebecca Lynn Henley, 44, is facing a felony first-degree murder charge after authorities found the deceased victim at a Mountain Home residence on Sunday. 

Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin told Mountain Home news outlet KTLO police responded to a call around 10:30 p.m. regarding a stabbing at the residence. When officers arrived, they discovered the teen with a stab wound to his chest.

The male was taken to Baxter County Regional Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

KTLO reports Henley called 911 and told the dispatcher she “just woke up and stabbed her son.” The arrest affidavit said Henley allegedly told authorities in an interview that she had to kill her son, “for righteousness, to save everybody.”

Henley is being held on a $500,000 bond.

The victim’s name is not being released at this time.

Click here for a link to the KTLO story.

Earlier:

The Mountain Home Police Department is investigating an apparent stabbing incident that left a 16-year-old male deceased late Sunday night.

According to Mountain Home Police Chief Eddie Griffin, police responded to a call around 10:30 p.m. regarding a stabbing at a residence. When officers arrived, they found the male with a stab wound.

The male was taken to Baxter County Regional Medical Center, where he died a short time later, according to Mountain Home news outlet KTLO.

Forty-four-year-old Rebecca Lynn Henley (pictured below in her booking photo) is being charged with first-degree murder, according to authorities. Henley is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Griffin told KTLO that no other details about the incident, including the victim’s name, can be released at this time.

Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the victim’s age as 17.


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