FERGUSON, Mo. – A Ferguson man has been charged with murdering his mother.
Police say on Friday, April 29, Antone Pate, 29-years-old, was charged with 2nd degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action, and Resisting/Interfering with Arrest for a Felony by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Pate is accused of stabbing his mother during an argument and was shot in the back by his brother. Their mother died after the stabbing.
Police were called to the 1700 block of Exuma Drive Thursday at around 7:45 pm for a report of a disturbance. They found a young man stabbed his mother several times during a fight.
His brother tried to stop the assault by shooting him in the back. This stopped the stabbing but the mother was unresponsive. She had several stab wounds.
The mom was immediately treated by Ferguson Fire and EMS who performed life-saving measures. She was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and died later.
Police say Pate attacked them when they tried to place him under arrest. He was eventually taken into police custody and taken to the hospital for treatment. Police say he will survive.
“Violence within a family is tragic, but the murder of a mother is an unthinkable atrocity,” said St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell. “We will do everything in our power to hold this defendant accountable.”
The court set bond to $500,000, cash only.