Around 5:30 a.m. on March 16, a 911 call came in regarding an incident at a home in Hartselle, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office stated.
Once at the scene, deputies found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds, police said.
The victim spoke with officers, claiming his daughter stabbed him in the home, WAFF reported.
The man then said his 8-year-old grandson was inside a second home. He requested police check on the child, explaining he was afraid his daughter, Jennifer Long, 41, was going to hurt him, according to WAFF.
At the second residence, the deputies came in contact with Long, who was coming down the stairs inside the home, officials said.
Deputies ordered her to get on the ground and she complied. While she was being detained, she told the deputies that the 8-year-old boy was dead, authorities said.
The home was cleared, and the sheriff deputies found the young victim lying on the bed in the master bedroom suffering from multiple stab wounds, police said.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy's grandfather was airlifted to the hospital and was listed in critical condition but is expected to survive, WAFF reported.
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She was being held without bond.
Additional charges may be pending in the investigation is ongoing, according to authorities.
One person who live near the crime scene told WAFF the neighborhood is "extremely safe” and called the incident “just a whole tragedy" and "just a total shock.”
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