REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — A Redmond man has been charged with murder after prosecutors said he cut his 8-year-old son's throat before attempting to harm himself.
Omid Mola, 38, was booked into the King County Jail on a first-degree murder charge Friday afternoon, according to court records. He is being held in lieu of $5 million bail.
In charging documents, prosecutors say Mola waited until after his wife's 24-hour work shift ended on Tuesday before attacking their son with a kitchen knife. The boy reportedly tried to call his mother after his throat was cut, according to court documents, but was unable to speak. The woman then called her husband and 911.
Deputies responding to the call found the child dead on the floor and the father unresponsive but alive nearby. Mola was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday identified the child as Mahan Mola. An autopsy found he died from blood loss or cardiac arrest, according to the charging documents.
The court documents filed by prosecutors say Omid Mola had been experiencing “manic episodes” periodically for the past year but that he had not sought treatment for the mental health incidents.
Mola has not yet had the opportunity to enter a plea and it was not known if he has obtained an attorney.
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