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Woman stabbed by son who said he 'should've used a bigger knife' has died, authorities confirm

Posted at 2:19 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 14:19:06-04

Authorities confirmed on Wednesday the Doylestown woman who was allegedly stabbed multiple times by her son in September has died.

The victim's son, 55-year-old Charles Ferguson, told police when he was arrested that he "should've used a bigger knife" after authorities told him his mother didn't die during the initial attack, authorities previously said.

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According to authorities, Ferguson drove to a friend's house following the attack and told his friend he just killed his 73-year-old his mother. The friend contacted the sheriff's office who then went to the victim's house in the 14700 block of Oakgrove Drive in Doylestown.

Deputies said they found the woman still alive but seriously injured from stab wounds. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

Ferguson was charged with attempted murder and felonious assault and he has a jury trial is scheduled for Nov. 26. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said they will review the case to determine if additional charges will be filed.

The victim's official cause of death hasn't been released.

Ferguson remains in custody, authorities said.