Coroner: Youngstown teen stabbed mother before killing himself

The teen stabbed his mother repeatedly before shooting himself, according to investigators.

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The doctor who performed autopsies on both of last week’s murder-suicide victims in Youngstown confirms a teenager killed his mother before taking his own life.

Both Bianca Arter and her son Javier were discovered over the weekend inside their home on Volney Road. They had died a week prior, according to investigators.

Dr. Joseph Ohr, the county’s medical examiner, said the teenager stabbed his mother repeatedly over her head and upper body before shooting himself.

At this point, authorities have not given a motive for the deaths.

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