Teen Arrested for Slashing Mom, Brother with Knife

Teen Arrested for Slashing Mom, Brother with Knife

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Benjamin Cowen Benjamin Cowen
Mobile, AL - Mobile Police have arrested a 17-year-old for slashing his mother and brother with a large kitchen knife. It happened in the 1900 block of MLK Drive in Mobile.

Police say, Benjamin Cowen woke up his mom and brother aroun 2:00 a.m. while they were sleeping and started fighting with them.

When police arrived, they saw that everyone was suffering from obvious injuries, and transported all three to USA Medical Center.

After further investigation, it was determined, while fighting with his family, Cowen slashed his mother and brother with a large kitchen knife. He also struck his mother on the head with a large candlestick holder.

During the fight, Cowen's brother pulled out a gun and shot him in the arm.

Cowen was treated at the hospital, then transported to Mobile Metro Jail where he was charged with two counts of Domestic Violence First Degree.

The two victims are expected to recover from their injuries. wkrg
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