Man Stabs Child, Pleads Not Responsible

March 7, 2011 Updated Mar 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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March 7, 2011 Updated Mar 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM EDT

Cory Cochran, 31, pled not responsible due to mental disease or defect after stabbing his son, 6, in the chest with a kitchen knife at their home on Indian Church Road in West Seneca in 2009.

The District Attorney's Office said two doctors examined him, one for the prosecution and the other for the defense. They both agree that Cochran did not have the proper mental capacity during the time of the stabbing.

Authorities said after the child was stabbed, the boy's mother heard him screaming from the other room. She was able to wrestle the knife away from Cochran. She then stabbed him several times to prevent him from attacking another child in the house.

The woman then ran out of the house with her four children. Cochran chased them but the family was able to get to a neighbor's home without further injury. The boy lived through the ordeal and is doing fine.

Cochran was charged with attempted murder in the second degree. Authorities said he has a history of violence.