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Blakeslee man charged with stabbing mother multiple times

A 19-year-old Blakeslee man is charged with stabbing his mother at a Kidder Township motel Saturday night.

Jonathan Sacerdote was charged after police said he admitted stabbing his 57-year-old mother “multiple times in the head and every single part of her body.”

State police at Fern Ridge were called to the Plateau Motel, located at 995 Route 940 at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Kidder Township Police were called to the scene at 7:10 p.m. when the woman said her son stabbed her. State Police were requested at the scene, The woman was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley for treatment. Police did not list her condition.

Sacerdote had left the scene but was located by police and that’s when he admitted stabbing his mother.

He is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats.

He was arraigned Sunday morning by District Judge William J. Kissner. Bail was denied.

State police interview people at the Plateau Motel after a man was charged with stabbing his mother there. COPYRIGHT LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS