Fight Between Children Ends in Butcher Knife Brawl

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Three women and an 8-year-old boy were stabbed in a violent fight that involved several people.

It happened at the Forest Cove Apartments in southeast Atlanta. Police said one young mom was angry with another mom after their two children, just 4 and 7 years old, had gotten in a fight the day before.

Witnesses say they saw one of the moms with two knives in her hands, confront the other mom Friday evening. They say the two women exchanged words, and soon others joined in, including some of their children. One witness told FOX 5 News “they all were attacking and that's how everybody got cut.”

When police arrived they found two women with stab wounds. They also found one of the women's sons, an 8 year old, who had been stabbed in the head. All three were rushed to the hospital. Police later discovered a third woman at Atlanta Medical Center with cuts and a stab wound to her leg. That woman, Stephanie Hobson, was arrested and charged after being released from the hospital.

Hobson's friend talked to FOX 5 news. The friend says Hobson was just defending herself and others involved should have been charged as well, “They were jumping her, pounding her, she did what she had to do to protect herself, she's a mother just like they're mothers.”

Investigators talked to witnesses as well as those involved. They say others may be charged.