Stabbing victim jumps to escape Philly house fire, son charged with attempted murder

Police say the woman's son turned himself in.

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Son suspected of stabbing mother, setting house on fire
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Medics discovered the fire victim also had a stab wound to her neck.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A woman's son is suspected of stabbing her and setting their home on fire in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, police say.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 1900 block of East Wishart Street.

Police say the 48-year-old mother was forced to jump from a second-story window to safety.

Medics discovered the fire victim had multiple stab wounds.

The woman was taken to Temple University Hospital in critical condition.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said the woman's son, 27-year-old Tyrell Hopkins, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, arson and related offenses.

Hopkins is being held on $1 million bail, the DA's office said, and has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.