Son attacks mother in violent outburst

Posted at: 11/05/2012 6:57 PM
Updated at: 11/06/2012 2:28 AM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News

A 14-year-old Santa Fe boy, angered that his mother told him to clean his room, went on a violent rampage, according to police.

The boy stabbed his mother and threatened to kill his baby brother, police said.

The 911 tape captures the mother's dramatic plea for help during those terrorizing moments.

"He stabbed me and is trying to break into my car right now, I need help right now, right now!," the mother is heard saying in the recording.

The mother's frantic cry for help was made while she was locked inside her car with her four other kids in the backseat.

Meanwhile, police said her son, Tristan Critzer, violently attacked.

"He just threw a rock at my (expletive) car window, this kid is psycho, I can't (expletive) do this, oh my God," the mother explained, as her kids are heard screaming and crying in the background.

The rage started inside their home, when Tristan's mother told him to clean his room.

"A 14-year-old not cleaning his room, I think that's pretty normal 14-year-olds probably don't want to, but not every day do they stab their mothers," Sgt. Andrea Dobyns of the Santa Fe Police Department, said.

According to the police report, Tristan's mother took his PlayStation, Xbox and computer away from him, but as she hauled out the TV, Tristan fought back with a kitchen knife and slashed it.

He then chased his mom outside, officers said.

The other four kids were strapped in the backseat of the car, but moments before she hopped in, police said, Tristan gashed her thigh.

"Oh my God, I'm bleeding," the mother said.

While on the phone with 911, according to the report, Tristan yelled, "I already stabbed you once, I don't care, I'll stab you again."

Then, while holding the knife up to his brother in the backseat, he said, "I'll kill him."

"He threatened to kill my 2-year-old, I've got glass all over my other kids," the mother told officers, as Tristan smashed the car windows with a rock.

With shattered glass all over the drive way, officers said, Tristan took off running but was caught down the road.

He told officers when his mom was taking away his PlayStation, he just got really mad.

The mother got stitched up for the gash in her thigh and officers said none of the other kids in the car were seriously injured.

She also told police Tristan is bipolar and has mental problems.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, criminal damage to property and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.