Hours before his passing, Bruce Johnson revealed the identity of his killer after being brutally stabbed in his bed. The 11-Year-Old suffered multiple stab wounds, and his father, Bruce Sr., had reportedly tried everything to save his son’s life, calling 911 after hearing him scream at their home in Hobbs, New Mexico.
More shocking for Bruce Sr., his wife, Mary Johnson, 49, was also found in another room with stab wounds to her chest.
“Mr. Johnson told deputies that he was asleep when he heard his son screaming. He found his son in his room, lying on the bed suffering from stab wounds. He went to call 911 when he discovered Mary was also stabbed, but she was unconscious in another room. Mary suffered self-inflicted stab wounds to her chest,” the LEA County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sadly, Bruce Jr. had been attacked by his mom.
The Sheriff’s office added: “Bruce Jr. was conscious upon arriving at the hospital, where he spoke with the investigator, advising his mom, Mary, had stabbed him. Bruce Jr. succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:19A.M.” It was alleged that Bruce Sr. had moved from Oklahoma to Hobbs amid reports of abuse at the hands of Mary Johnson, who he was planning to divorce.
Accordingly, it’s said Mary Johnson hadn’t seen their son in approximately 40 days and had been begging Bruce Sr. to see him.
And just as she was permitted to see him, she killed their SON. Police confirmed reports of abuse had been filed in Oklahoma but not New Mexico. However, Mary Johnson, still recovering in hospital, is now facing first-degree murder. And after investigations, it was realized she has a mental illness and had earlier been involved in two incidents of child abuse on her son.