Security hospital patient charged in stabbing 11 May 12

ST. PETER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota Security Hospital patient with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his mother while on a pass at a nearby park.

Forty-eight-year-old Burton James Ewing Jr. remains in the Nicollet County Jail.

Minnesota Public Radio News ( reports Ewing was in a transition program at the St. Peter hospital for adults classified as mentally ill and dangerous. He left on a pass with his mother about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

About two hours later, sheriff’s deputies arrested Ewing after they arrived at a park and found him stabbing his mother.

Ewing’s mother, Marlys Helen Olson, remains in critical condition at a Minneapolis hospital.

Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News,

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