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Mom allegedly tries to kill son because ‘Jesus told her to do it’

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BATON ROUGE, La. — A 40-year-old mom allegedly try to kill her 8-year-old son by slashing his throat.

Police say the reason she gave is that "Jesus told her to do it."

According to arrest documents, police responded to an apartment on Mission Drive after a neighbor called saying that Gloria Ross had cut her son across his throat.

The victim had reportedly ran to the neighbor for help claiming his mom cut him with a serrated kitchen knife.

Witnesses told police they heard the victim screaming loudly and saw Ross holding the knife.

Police say the 8-year-old boy and his sister were ran to another neighbor for safety and the boy was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Ross has been charged for attempted first-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.