We’ve heard some pretty sorry excuses for stabbings, but this one takes everything but the cake.
Let’s do the math here: Ms. Erwin is 31 and her son was 17. This means that ‘Mom’ was how old when her now-dead son was born? (…Hmm, borrow from the three, make one into eleven, subtract seven, drop the four, subtract one from two, drop the one, and…)
Fourteen? And now subtract another nine months of gestation. That’s not exactly high-quality parenting, from its squalid beginning to tragic end.
The mother of a slain Sauk Village teen has been charged with his death after witnesses said the two argued over ice cream.
Robin Erwin, 31, was charged with first-degree murder for stabbing her son, 17-year-old Diontae Erwin, to death on Sept. 7, Sauk Village police said in a statement.
It happened at a home in the 1700 block of East 223rd Street in Sauk Village, according to the Lake County (Ind.) Coroner’s office.
The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital and his death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy determined he died from a stab wound to his chest.
A judge set bond at $750,000 for Robin Erwin Monday in a Markham courthouse.
Witnesses said the mother and son were arguing about ice cream at 12:15 p.m. when the stabbing occurred, prosecutors claimed.
Robin Erwin called police and said her son walked into the knife, a claim that the coroner’s office said was inconsistent with medical findings.
Officers seized about 130 grams of cannabis from the home.
Diontae was a student at Bloom Trail High School where his friends say the aspiring rapper was on the wrestling team.
“It’s a real shame this had to happen. He was a really good guy, and he was always there for me,” the victim’s friend, Saul Nunez, said.