Teen charged with stabbing her parents; Eighteen-year-old girl was arrested last month on different charge and released

April 10, 2017 • Local News


Brianna Duran

A Roswell teenager was arrested and charged Monday afternoon after police said she stabbed both her parents with a knife Sunday night.
Roswell police said Brianna Ann Duran, 18, stabbed her mother and father at about 10 p.m. Sunday at their home in the 1000 block of Crescent Drive.
Police said her 62-year-old father and 54-year-old mother both suffered upper body stab wounds. Police said they were both treated at a local hospital Sunday night and released.
“So fortunately, it wasn’t beyond that seriousness,” said Todd Wildermuth, spokesperson for the Roswell Police Department. “They didn’t have to be admitted to the hospital.”
Wildermuth said the weapon was a knife. He said he did not have information about a motive for Sunday night’s alleged double stabbing.
“Even though she’s been arrested, we’re still investigating,” Wildermuth said Monday night.
Duran was arrested Monday afternoon and charged in magistrate court with one count of aggravated battery against a household member.
“They listed it as one charge initially,” Wildermuth said. “We’ll have to see how that plays out in the actual charging document because there were the two victims. That will be the charge, whether it’s one or two.”
Court documents about the case were unavailable as of press time Monday night.
Duran, born in 1998, was charged in Chaves County Magistrate Court on March 17 with embezzlement of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. She was arrested on March 21 and had her first appearance before Magistrate Judge E.J. Fouratt on March 21, when was released on her own recognizance.
Duran’s preliminary hearing in that case, in which she is represented by the Offices of the Public Defender, is set for April 18.
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