Deputies: Child Dies After Being Stabbed by Grandmother

Deputies: Juvenile Stabbed, One Person in Custody at Bass Ridge Trail
Posted at 12:59 PM, Aug 05, 2014
and last updated 2015-04-30 09:22:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- The 7-year-old boy who was stabbed Tuesday afternoon has died. Deputies said that the victim was stabbed multiple times by his 63-year-old grandmother.

Deputies responded to 7712 Bass Ridge Trail in the Killearn Lakes Plantation just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies said that they were on scene five minutes after getting the 911 call.

Mason Rhinehart was found with multiple stab wounds to his chest, said deputies. He was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Rhinehart's grandmother, Martha White, has been named as the suspect in this case. Deputies found white in her 1997 Chevrolet Lumina near the end of Valley Creek Drive. She was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital.

At this time deputies have not released any other information about why White stabbed her grandson to death.