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Mother stabs son with pencil in argument about how to prepare dinner

By Mason White 5:05 PM June 30, 2015
Gale Higley 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A woman was arrested after stabbing her son during an argument.

The 65-year-old woman of Florida, is accused of stabbing her son in the chest with a pencil while they were arguing how to cook lasagna.

Gale Higley told Port St. Lucie police, that her son came home from a bar intoxicated and began arguing over the way she cooked the meal.

She said that she placed the lasagna in the microwave, but he wanted it in the oven, which led to the argument.

However, the son told police that he was upset when he learned that his mother made a lot of unnecessary purchases at Walmart.

He said that he discussed his mother’s spending habits, which angered her. She grabbed a pencil and stabbed him. Police noticed a small mark on the man’s chest.

Police said that bother mother and son were intoxicated. Higley was arrested and charged with battery.