A 67-year-old Kansas City man was charged with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action in connection with the stabbing of his 12-year-old grandson after an argument over a doughnut.
Jackson County prosecutors accused Jose D. Ortega of stabbing his 12-year-old grandson after they argued over a doughnut Tuesday morning in Raytown.
According to court records, officers found the boy at a neighbor’s home in the 7900 block of Hunter Avenue in Raytown after he was stabbed. The boy lived a block away, police said.
Ortega left the scene by the time police arrived, but later returned and was taken into custody without incident. The boy, police said, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police found a knife with a 10-inch blade and apparent blood on it near the driveway of the boy’s home.
Ortega allegedly told police he stabbed the boy after the boy refused to give him a doughnut.
According to court documents, Ortega said he snapped and expressed remorse for the incident.
Prosecutors requested a $50,000 bond.