Police arrest man who stabbed family
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida man wanted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and her son is finally behind bars.
Police took Joseph Swift into custody late Tuesday night, days after the deadly stabbing happened. Swift was taken to the Miami-Dade Police Department, where he was interviewed. During the interview, he was allowed breaks to use the restroom. On one ocassion, he ran away from detectives and tried to jump from the second floor through a window but to no avail.
Investigators said the 29-year-old went on a stabbing spree, killing the pair and injuring the woman's two daughters Sunday night at the family's home near Northwest 131st Street and 21st Avenue.
"According to investigators, there was an altercation that occurred at this resident -- the subject being a black male," said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta. "Where it resulted with two individuals deceased on the scene, a male and a female."
The victims' grandmother said she was on the phone with her granddaughter when the horrific incident took place. "I heard voices in the background over the phone," she said. "I heard her call out to my other grandson, 'Wait, wait, wait, wait,' and then all I heard was gunshots, 'Pop, pop, pop,' and then she said, 'Grandma call 911.'"
The woman said she listened helplessly as her daughter, Jenetha Jones, grandson, Wade Jones and two granddaughters, Natasha and Taree Jones, were stabbed.
Janetha and Wade Jones died on the scene.
Natasha and Taree Jones remain at Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
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