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Monona Man uses sword on mother after he was denied money & cell phone



A 30-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly attacked his mother with a pair of swords on Saturday.

Officers from the Monona Police Department rushed to an apartment on the 300 block of Owen Rd for a “violent domestic disturbance resulting in life-threatening injuries,” according to the department.

According to police, the woman was stabbed numerous times with two swords after she refused to give her adult son money or a cell phone. She was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. WKOW reported.

The suspect, 30-year-old Sylvester J. Mohomes Jr., was apprehended without incident the same day.

Sylvester is now being held in Dane County Prison on accusations of attempted first-degree intentional murder, armed robbery, and armed burglary.

“We are working to provide support to the victim, her family, and all who have been impacted by this horrific offense,” Chief Brian Chaney Austin said in a statement. 

“I would like to thank our police and fire personnel who took quick action in rendering the scene safe while providing life-saving care to the victim in this case.”

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