MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – A father and his toddler son are dead and two other relatives are critically wounded after being stabbed inside a suburban St. Louis home.
Police were called Thursday night to a home in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Police Chief Bill Carson on Friday identified those killed as 33-year-old Malcom B. Mathis II and his 22-month-old son, Malcom Mathis III. Mathis’ 4-year-old daughter is in “very critical” condition, and his 57-year-old aunt is in critical but stable condition.
A nephew of Mathis and a woman were arrested early Friday at a St. Louis motel. They have not been charged.
Carson declined to discuss a possible motive but said the nephew once lived with the family before being kicked out. Carson says the nephew has been in trouble before, but didn’t elaborate.