12/09/2013 10:47 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Tashawna Caldwell Stabbed Her 2-Year-Old Son To Death As Others Hid In The House: Police

A 26-year-old Texas woman stabbed her toddler son to death as another woman barricaded herself and a child in another room, police say.

On Sunday, Tashawna Caldwell allegedly admitted to killing her boy, who would have celebrated his second birthday on Wednesday, according to the Express-News.

Two Atascosa County Sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance call at Caldwell's home in Poteet at 12:50 a.m. They found Caldwell hysterical, News 4 reports. Her son, Calden Parker, was discovered with multiple stab wounds. He died at the scene.

A second woman with an older child was found in another room of the residence where the pair took cover for protection, Sheriff David Soward told the Express-News. Soward wouldn't say what their relationship to Caldwell is, but he did confirm that the other child had minor scratches from the incident.

Caldwell reportedly admitted to committing the crime twice, but police didn't release a motive, FOX 29 reports.

She was arrested on a capital murder charge and her bail was set at $1 million.



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