Ada mother now faces charges for son's stabbing death

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ADA, Okla. – New developments in the case of the 17-year-old boy who ended up dead from a stabbing by his mother earlier this month. Now, that Ada mother, who claimed she accidentally stabbed her son to death, has been charged with second degree murder and manslaughter.

Initial reports indicated Connie Haines was "playfully" waving the knife at her husband when her son, Chris Carpenter, unexpectedly walked up behind her and was stabbed.

Prosecutors say they now believe Haines was threatening to kill her husband with the knife when Carpenter tried to break up the altercation and was stabbed.

Haines faces from four years to life in prison if convicted.

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  • by another mom Location: ok on Jul 19, 2007 at 11:37 AM
    We are a playful faimly,but never did any of us wave knives around,thats not play!!!!,Thats for's like taking a real gun with real bullets and playing cops and robbers..
  • by MR. X Location: TEXAS on Jul 19, 2007 at 06:25 AM
  • by John Location: Ada on Jul 18, 2007 at 01:14 PM
    There is more to this story than a accident. That is all I am going to say.
  • by Anonymous Location: Oklahoma on Jul 18, 2007 at 11:51 AM
    this lady needs our prayers she has got to be one sick person
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2007 at 11:29 AM
    What kind of person is this to stab her own son?
  • by Amanda Location: Sherman on Jul 18, 2007 at 07:20 AM
    I realize that neither of my children are teenagers yet, but I still can't imagine them getting into so much trouble that I would just stab them. But I also don't believe that she "accidentally" stabbed him hard enough to actually kill him. As far as I am concerned, it is still filicide, plain and simple, and should require a punishment no less than what other parents receive for this horrible act.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    She should be sent to prison for life.
  • by Baptist Location: Madill on Jul 18, 2007 at 06:38 AM
    What is going on with these parents killing their kids? You can tell we are living in the end times. This is a true sign that Jesus is coming soon.
  • by Valorie Location: Moore, OK on Jul 18, 2007 at 06:27 AM
    There is always more to the story, and we may never know the full truth. Keeping this family in our prayers is priority.
  • by Mr. X hater Location: sherman on Jul 18, 2007 at 06:24 AM
    what????no "hang'em" Mr. should be ashamed...
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