NC woman cuts son, 2-year-old boy with ‘samurai-style’ sword

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Mechelle Diane Willis, 45.

GASTONIA, N.C. — A North Carolina woman was charged with assault after she allegedly cut her son and a toddler he was holding with a samurai-style sword.

Mechelle Diane Willis, 45, was arguing with her son when she grabbed the sword and swung it at him, according to the Gaston Gazette. The boy was throwing items at her, police say.

At the time of the attack, Willis’ son was holding a 2-year-old toddler and both were hit by the sword.

Neither person was critically injured, but the son sustained a cut on his head and the sword caused a laceration to the toddler.

Officers charged Willis with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a child under 12 and assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present.

She was taken to the Gaston County jail on a $10,000 bond.

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