Police: Suspect in Manorhaven stabbing attacked his sister, mother
Police say the man arrested Tuesday in a Manorhaven double stabbing attacked both his sister and mother.
Timothy Ibanez, 44, is facing charges that include two counts of attempted murder in the second degree and unlawful imprisonment. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
Police say they responded to a reported domestic disturbance around 2 p.m. at a residence on Kirkwood Road.
Prosecutors said in court that Ibanez demanded his 75-year-old mother give him more of his prescribed medication. When she refused, they say he grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the floor.
They say the suspect's 41-year-old sister came to help and Ibanez then pulled her to the floor by the hair before stabbing both victims with a steak knife.
According to court documents, Ibanez stabbed his sister 10 times - striking her in the thigh, hip, lower back and abdomen. He allegedly stabbed his mother in the forearm.
According to court documents, while Ibanez was attacking his mother and sister, he said, "I am going to kill you both, this is the end." He then allegedly held both women in the home by their hair on the kitchen floor for an hour before they were able to escape to a neighbor's house to call 911.
The judge called the allegations "cruel and atrocious."
Ibanez's attorney said there was a self-defense issue involved in the incident but did not elaborate on it in court.
Ibanez does not work and is supported by his mother. He was held in jail and is due back in court on Friday.