A man has been accused of stabbing his mother to death in her hospital room in Tallahassee, Florida.
Alexander J. Sparks, 22, was arrested at Capital Regional Medical Center after nurses saw him in Liese C. Spark’s room, just before she was found dead, according to a press release from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.
The son told investigators his mother was a bad influence on him, LCSO Lieutenant Grady Jordan told the Tallahassee Democrat.
He was a caretaker for his mother, who was disabled and home-bound, according to a GoFundMe page she created in December 2016 to help her and her son with moving expenses.
Alexander J. Sparks, 22, was arrested at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida after nurses saw him in the room of his mother, Liese C. Spark, and then placing a knife on a nurse’s desk, just before his mother was found dead of apparently multiple stab wounds
His mother, age 57, was reportedly found dead of what appeared to be multiple stab wounds after he rson was seen exiting her room, and placing a knife on a nurse’s desk in the hallway.
In December 2016, the mother described Sparks as a ‘wonderful son,’ on the fundraising website where she had posted asking for financial assistance with an upcoming move in the city of Tallahassee.
‘My son has managed to graduate high school, learned to play several different instruments, stay out of trouble and work a part time job,’ she added.
‘All at the same time he is responsible for taking care of all of our normal everyday chores such as cleaning and cooking. In addition he has also become my caretaker as I am unable to walk.’
The incident occurred at around 10.00 pm Eastern on Friday, on the fourth floor of Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee
The LCSO statement said her son arrived to the fourth floor of the facility at around 10.00 pm Eastern on Friday.
Jordan told the Democrat that the woman’s son brought the knife with him to the hospital.
Once there, he took a surgical mask and glove from a nurse’s supply station, the statement said.
He placed the mask over his face, and the gloves on his hands, and entered his mother’s room, where the LCSO reported he stayed for several minutes before nurse’s were alerted by her beeping heart monitor.
The son told investigators his mother was a bad influence on him, LCSO Lieutenant Grady Jordan told the Tallahassee Democrat
Nurses entered his mother’s room while the son was present, left the room, and then the son emerged from the room, ‘seconds later,’ according to the statement, holding a knife.
The son reportedly place the knife on a nurse’s desk that was found in the hallway, and proceeded to an elevator where he was met by an LSCO Sheriff’s deputy and hospital security.
The son was immediately taken into custody, transported to the Leon County Detention Facility, and charged with homicide, as a willful killing and premeditated murder.
The deceased woman’s son currently remains in custody at the Leon County Jail. No bond has been set.
The pair had moved to Tallahassee 13 years ago, according to the fundraising website.
According to social media, it appears they first moved to Florida from Kansas City, Missouri.
The son’s father and grandparents have preceded his mother in death.
It is not immediately known why the mother was hospitalized.
The son was charged with homicide, as a willful killing and premeditated murder