Kentucky man charged with attempted murder of mother, step-father

Joseph Gibson (Knox County Detention Center)

CRANES NEST, Ky. (WATE) – A man has been charged with stabbing his mother and step-father.

Joseph Gibson, 35, of London was charged with two counts of attempted murder. Kentucky State Police said they were alerted of a stabbing Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The stabbing took place somewhere near Kentucky State Highway 1803 in Knox County, about one mile from the Laurel County Line.

Troopers said the victims, Connie Smith, 52, and Randy Smith, 49, of London, drove to a trailer at 1360 Black Water Road in Laurel County after they were stabbed. Then they were flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Gibson is in custody at the Knox County Detention Center. Kentucky State Police said the investigation is ongoing.


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