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BATON ROUGE, La (WGNO) – A woman in Baton Rouge told investigators that “Jesus told her to kill her son.”

WBRZ reports that 40-year-old Gloria Ross was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for attempted first degree murder and second degree cruelty to a juvenile this morning.

Ross allegedly attempted to kill her 8-year-old son with a serrated kitchen knife, which she used to slash an approximately 2.5 inch gash across his throat, the station reported.

A witness inside the apartment said she heard the boy scream and saw Ross holding the knife. The witness said she took the knife and ran for help.

The victim is suffering from non-life threatening injuries, according to WBRZ.