Just before 1 a.m. Deputy Aaron Coller and Sgt. Evan Calhoun responded to Banyan Grove apartments on Stock Island to reports of a stabbing. When they arrived they found the victim of the stabbing, 53 year old Aurora Hernandez, inside the apartment bleeding heavily from a stab wound in her left chest cavity. Also on the scene was her 34 year old daughter, Tabatha Young and a 10 year old boy, Hernandez’ grandson.
Detectives say subsequent investigations and interviews revealed Young had stabbed her mother. She was arrested, charged with aggravated battery, and was booked into jail.
Hernandez was airlifted to Miami’s Ryder Trauma Center. Major Crimes Detectives Patricia Garcia and Manuel Cuervo responded and are the investigators assigned to the case.