News

Actions

LISTEN: Boy calls 911 to report mom's stabbing

Posted: 12:30 PM, Mar 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-31 23:06:04Z
PD: Ex-husband breaks into house, stabs ex-wife
PD: Ex-husband breaks into house, stabs ex-wife
PD: Ex-husband breaks into house, stabs ex-wife

UNION, Ky. - A young boy called 911 after his mother was choked and stabbed in their home, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

What's even more amazing is the 11-year old served as a translator to get help for his mother, who doesn't speak English.

Police say Ana Najera was sound asleep when her ex-boyfriend crashed through her bedroom window and attacked Wednesday morning.  

Dispatcher: "Do you know where you are?"

Caller: "Yes, Old Union Road."

Listen to the 911 call in the player below.

Sheriff's deputies rushed to their house and found a shattered bedroom window and a young mother stabbed.

The search quickly began for Rene Vasquez,  who once lived there.  Vasquez left, but he came back in anger, according to Major Tom Scheben of the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

"Grabs her, chokes her out, lets her go.  She regains some composure, if you will, and the next thing she knows he pulls a knife out and stabs her in the shoulder," Scheben said.

The young boy translated his mother's needs to the 911 dispatcher.

Dispatcher: "Is your mommy awake?"

Caller: "Um, she’s starting to bleed."

Dispatcher: "She’s starting to bleed? Is she breathing?"

Caller: "Yeah,  she’s bleeding a lot."

Dispatcher: "Is she awake?"

Caller: "Yes, she is.”

Court records show that Najera filed for protection from Vasquez in February because she claimed he beat, choked, strangled and threatened her.

"They granted her an EPO - an Emergency Protective Order - because she showed reason or cause that he could be violent and she needed the court's help in protection from him," Scheben said.

Documents show one threat Vasquez made was very specific.

"If you testify against me for prior offenses, because she has an EPO against him, I'll kill you," he said.

Vasquez is charged with burglary and assault.

Scheben said  the boy was shocked by what he saw, but was still able to stay calm.

"It's unfortunate. But it's neat to see, I suppose, that when thrust into that position he performed well," Scheben said.

Vasquez is currently in the Boone County Jail on a $250,000 bond.