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Woman dies after son reportedly stabs her at a Phoenix home because of an argument over a dog

Posted at 10:27 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 13:27:54-05

PHOENIX — Additional details have been released after a Phoenix mother was allegedly stabbed to death by her adult son.

Phoenix police report that on December 14, neighbors at a home near 40th Street and Thunderbird Road heard a woman screaming.

When they looked outside, they reportedly saw 47-year-old Terry Driescher holding the collar of his 68-year-old mother, Constance Driescher, as she fells to her knees. A witness saw Terry standing over her, then stabbing her in the chest multiple times with a 10-inch long knife, according to court records.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Constance outside the home with the suspect barricaded inside.

The victim reportedly told police that her son stabbed her six times after an argument over the family dog.

Phoenix police say they surrounded the residence and attempted to communicate with Terry. The Phoenix Special Assignment Unit was called to the residence, where they served a search warrant. Officers found Terry hiding in the bathroom.

Constance later died from her injuries.

Terry Driescher is being held on a $1,000,000 bond for first-degree murder.