Two kids, father stabbed by girlfriend after argument in Osceola County home

Two children and their father were stabbed multiple times by the father’s girlfriend after an argument turned violent.

Doris Espinoza-Rodriguez, 38, was arrested by Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies on multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and attempted felony murder for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend and his children.

During a press conference, Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez detailed the grizzly scene that his deputies responded to on Monday, January 16.

Deputies were contacted by the 14-year-old male victim after he and his sister had been stabbed. Upon their arrival, the 14-year-old boy opened the door and showed visible stab wounds to his left shoulder and chest area.

Deputies entered the home, where they found the father of the children holding down Espinoza-Rodriguez.

According to Lopez, Espinoza-Rodriguez and the father returned home from dinner and were arguing in the garage. At one point, Espinoza-Rodriguez began yelling, stood up, and displayed a knife. The father told her he was going to call police and Espinoza-Rodriguez ran into the home yelling.

At that point, Espinoza-Rodriguez allegedly took the knife and began stabbing the father’s 10-year-old daughter. The girl’s 14-year-old brother attempted to separate Espinoza-Rodriguez from his sister and was also stabbed in the process.

The dad was able to gain control of Espinoza-Rodriguez’s wrists while getting the knife and tossing it away. During the process, he was also stabbed.

When deputies arrived, they found the father controlling Espinoza-Rodriguez’s wrists. In a bedroom, deputies found the 10-year-old girl lying in a pool of her own blood with stab wounds.

Both the 10-year-old and 14-year-old siblings were flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Lopez says both are now doing better.

Espinoza-Rodriguez is currently incarcerated at the Osceola County Jail without bond. She faces multiple felony charges, with her next court date set for January 26, according to court records.

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