Kevin Charles

Magnolia Boy Fights For Life After Having Throat Slashed

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Cicely C. Mitchell

A young Magnolia boy continues to fight for his life while his mother is in jail after police say she slit his throat with a kitchen knife late Friday night. According to reports the boy who is age five, is listed in critical condition at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. His mother is charged with attempted capital murder.

Further reports indicate that when the father of the boy, David Spurlock returned home, he found his youngest son Michael Spurlock unresponsive. Magnolia PD responded to the welfare check at the home Friday night and found the child on the floor covered in blood. Authorities say that the boy had blunt trauma to this area of his head, a cut from one side of his neck to the other and damage to his chest from force. It appeared as if the boy had his face and chest stomped on by his mother Daphne Spurlock. Additional reports indicate that his mother slashed his throat to “try to get demons out of the child”. Because she believed that demons were in the child, she took a large kitchen knife and cut his throat. She then stabbed Michael in the facial area multiple times.

Michael was taken via life flight to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and the 45-year old mother Daphne Spurlock was taken into custody. She was arrested and booked in the Montgomery County Jail on charges for attempted capital murder. Her husband David was questioned by police. He was later released.

According to Daphne Spurlock’s Facebook page, Spurlock is an internet marketer and social media networker. She also has displayed on the Facebook page:”…being a wife and a mother of 6 beautiful children who I have the privilege of seeing anytime I want.”

Relatives of Spurlock who is accused of slashing her five-year-old son’s throat are struggling to understand the unimaginable crime. According to reports, Spurlock’s family calls her “loving” and “someone who loves people, especially her children.” Spurlock reportedly has four other children who are older.

As Michael was listed in critical condition over the weekend, Child Protective Services is now investigating the case.

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