18-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed By His Mother During Family Fight

CICERO, Ill. (STMW) — An 18-year-old west suburban man was stabbed to death in a fight with his mother at their home, according to police, who said the victim started beating the woman and his 14-year-old brother when he got home early Thursday.

About 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Cicero police responded to a family disturbance at 1523 S. 60th Ct., according to a police report. Officers were met at the door by Jajuan Booth’s mother, who had blood on her face and whose bloodied shirt was torn, the report said. She also had blood on her chest, pants, left hand and socks.

She told police that when Booth came home he started to beat up her 14-year-old son, according to the report. She told him to stop, at which time he started to fight with her.

He started hitting his mother, and at some point both she and her son reached for knives. She told police she was not sure what happened next, but when officers went inside the home they found Booth lying on his back in front of a couch, with blood about his face, head, chest and body, and a cut on the left side of his chest.

The responding officer found broken glass and furniture about the living room, the report said.

Booth was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy Thursday found Booth died of multiple stab and incise wounds, and ruled his death a homicide.

His mother was also taken to MacNeal Hospital for treatment, the report said.

Cicero police continue to investigate and no charges had been filed as of about 4 p.m. Thursday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • peace to all.

    what a tragic end.may god be with their family

  • Jim Hamilton

    I can’t figure it out, it’s a tragedy when any parent has to burry their young but when they have to be the one to end their life, I guess it’s better it was done by family members. I duno sadness when it comes to this, but if he treated his own mom and little brother like that he could have been treating others 10 times worse in society.

    Hang in there Mom 14 year old needs you

  • Lyndia

    She did the right thing and she has NOTHING to feel bad about. I would have done the same exact thing to my son or daughter if THEY EVER RAISED A HAND TO ME, LET ALONE A KNIFE. Sometimes your kid will go crazy, especially when they are messing with drugs.

    • Jim Hamilton

      Lyndia you’re a idiot she has lots to feel bad about and lots to grieve what’s the matter with you? You act like this is just every day occurrences normal family activities. Well I’m going to tell you this isn’t what happens in a normal family This mom needs to go ahead and grieve she took a major loss but she has to be strong for herself and her 14 year old. Someone should help her find some good counselors and encourage her to trust them with the whole truth every detail let them help her and her 14 year old live with this serious trauma.

      • Brishauwna Williams

        @Jim, In Lyndia’s world this is normal family activities. I think this is what they mean by,”Black Love”. Just a holiday knife fight in blackville, no big deal..

  • lakisha.M

    MY MOTHER ALWAYs told me SHE BROUGHT ME IN DIS WORLD &SHE WILL TAKE ME OUT!!!! Um so Speechless about dis situation Smh I know da Mother is in a lot of pain BUT WATEVA HAPPEN’d dat night I PRAY 4HER STRENGTH 2MOVE ON CAUSE ITS GONE B A HARD 1!!!!!!!

    • BG

      Every one who reads this comment is at least 30 IQ points dumber now. If I was your parent I would take you out of this world so you can’t breed. My 6 year old has better grammer and spelling skills.

  • ms.tee

    @ Lyndia youre a damn idiot!!!!!!!!

  • hate drama

    Well I am not the one to normally comment on these things but its funny how u turn this to a racist thing when we hear of different racists killing they`re children and parents everyday but 1 thing I can say is what would u do continue to let your kid beat on you I don`t think that she meant to kill him things just got out of control, and u r telling me shes wrong it don`t matter what color they were

  • dedra

    Lyndia is right I think she was put between a rock and a hard spot and the outcome was not good. This is not normal activity But in whiteville children and sometimes even parents plot to have their parents killed, but in blackville this parent seems to me To have been in a do or die? situation her or him? and did what she felt needed to be done. It seems like this could have been an on going situation thats how things spiraled out of control, but the LOVE she had for her child she dealt with whatever he was going through, but when people are fed up and pushed in a corner theres no telling what we might do be it our mother, father sister,brother and sad to say even one of our children. She is going to be sad and even hurt that she had to kill her child she just needs to be strong for her 14 year-old and herself my thoughts and prayers are with you hurts my to know things went this way for you GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART AND MAY HE BLESS YOU. PEACE.



    • Dan

      HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa, spit the sh!t out of your mouth and maybe you might actually make some sense !

  • tykevia

    I just wanna say rest. In. Paradise jajuan. Nobody deserves what he went threw regardless of who was in the wrong it should have neveR ESCALATED THAT FAR.. another young life gone! none of us know what actually happened so for you to say he deserved that is pretty messed up. nobody deserves to loose their life by their own parent thats selfish! he touched so many lives an he truly was a sweet person so i dont understand why it had to be him… either way he in a better place he dont have to live wit the pain or drama no more ya’ll entitled to your opinion but DONT EVER SAY HE DESERVED THAT MESS!

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