Chilling 911 call after stabbing

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

The chilling call only lasts 58 seconds but takes us inside a home where something went terribly wrong.

Clay County Magistrate James Lyttle's oldest son made the 911 call after his mother was stabbed.

His mom is now fighting for her life and his father is dead in what police are calling an attempted murder suicide.

The call came in moments after police say James Lyttle stabbed his wife Sharon but before he shot himself in a shed across the street from his home.

Jimmy Lyttle made the chilling 911 call at 6:19 Wednesday morning after his father stabbed his mother with a kitchen knife.

"Mom, listen to me. I need an ambulance at 112 Oak Street East Manchester," said Jimmy Lyttle.

"112 Oak Street?" said the dispatcher.

"Jimbo Lyttle's residence. I need one right now!" said Jimmy Lyttle.

At the time, Jimmy and his younger brother Jacob had no idea what had taken place on a typical morning in the Lyttle home with coffee brewing and breakfast on the table.

"What's going on?" said the dispatcher.

"My mom, I don't know, I don't know. She's fell. There's blood everywhere. She's cut her throat. I need an ambulance right now. Please!" said Jimmy Lyttle.

The panic continued, and police were called to James Lyttle's home now the scene of an attempted murder suicide.

"What color is the house over there?" said the dispatcher.

"It's a brick house," said Jimmy Lyttle.

The family and community are left wondering what led up to such a violent crime that left one dead and another fighting for her life.

"They're good people. Both of them are. I mean it's unbelievable. Our whole family is in shock," said Kenna Marcum, Sharon's cousin.

All they could do was stand and watch in disbelief.

Sharon Lyttle is still at the UK Hospital in serious condition, but her family says she has already made progress and they expect her to pull through soon.

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