Hempstead man accused of stabbing adoptive mother in fight over money

Police say 32-year-old Teron Ringgold stabbed his adoptive mother repeatedly on Monday night during a verbal domestic dispute over money.

Kevin Vesey and Caroline Flynn

Sep 12, 2023, 10:00 AM

Updated 286 days ago

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A Hempstead man has been arrested and accused of stabbing his adoptive mother multiple times in an argument over money.
Teron Ringgold, 32, was involved in a verbal argument Monday while asking his 88-year-old adoptive mother, Mary Ringgold, for money, police said.
Authorities say Ringgold stabbed his adoptive mother multiple times in the chest and arms. They officers were called to Garfield Place around 6 p.m.
Police say a family member tried to intervene and heard Ringgold say, "She's not dead yet."
Police say Mary Ringgold was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. Authorities say she is currently stable.
"Just unexpected. But we're here for my mom," a family member told News 12 following the court appearance. "That's it. She comes first. Living angel. I don't know. I guess my brother just snapped. I don't know. We don't know, but we're going to make it."
Pastor Joseph Jones says he has taught multiple members of the family. “I see them all the time. I never taught him though… I don’t know, something must’ve snapped. Its unusual” he said.
Jones says he often saw Ringgold out with his child, walking in the neighborhood. He expressed surprise at the stabbing.
Authorities say Mary Ringgold is in stable condition.
Orders of protection have been issued for the victim and a witness.
Ringgold is facing multiple charges including attempted murder, resisting arrest and menacing a police officer.
He is being held without bail and is due back in court Sept. 18.


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