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Man Attacks Family With Knife, Axe.

August 10, 2013

Muruts Hailu

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A man accused of stabbing his wife and two teenage sons with a knife and axe overnight Monday was supposed to appear in court on Tuesday.

Police say 57-year-old Muruts Hailu used a knife and an axe to attack them at the family’s apartment on Wendover Road.

Hailu was scheduled to have a bond hearing Tuesday, but he needed an Ethiopian translator so the hearing will have to be rescheduled.

According to the police received a 911 call around 2:30 a.m. from a distraught 16-year-old boy.

When police arrived at the Hampton Crest apartments, they found the boy’s 15-year-old brother lying on the hallway floor and his mother lying on a bedroom floor.

Police believe Hailu used a knife and axe to attack them during an argument.

Police arrested Hailu at the scene. According to the search warrant, officers found a butcher knife and steak knife in the trash along with mini bottles of alcohol.

A mallet hammer was found in the grass behind the apartment.

Investigators haven’t released a motive for the attack.

At last check Tuesday afternoon, the 16 year old son was listed in surgery at Carolinas Medical Center.

The mother is listed in serious condition and the other son’s condition has not been released.

Hailu is facing six charges including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

He’s being held on a $125,000 bond.

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