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Mom charged with assault over stabbing of 6-year-old son

Posted at 1:32 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 13:32:34-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Investigators have now identified the Buffalo mother accused of stabbing her young son.

According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Zakiyyah Wolfford is charged with assault, weapons possession and child endangerment.

It was earlier this month when investigators say Wolfford attacked her 6-year-old son at their home on Purdy Street, stabbing him dozens of times in the chest, arms and torso. At the time of the incident, neighbors told 7 Eyewitness News that Wolfford was holding a knife when they found the boy. The little boy has since been treated and released from Oishei Children's Hospital.

At the time, police told us Wolfford also had a number of "self-inflicted" stab wounds, she was taken to ECMC and held pending a psychiatric evaluation. She has since been transferred to the Erie County Holding Center.