Woman taken into custody and accused of fatally stabbing toddler

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    Tragic Attack at Grocery Store Leaves Toddler Dead: Woman Allegedly Stabs Mother and Son

    A routine trip to the grocery store turned into a nightmare for a mother and her 3-year-old son in North Olmsted, Ohio. The peaceful afternoon quickly escalated into a horrific scene when 32-year-old Bionca Ellis allegedly attacked the mother and child with a kitchen knife, leaving the toddler with fatal injuries.

    The incident took place in the parking lot of a Giant Eagle store on Monday afternoon. Margot Wood was with her son, Julian, when Ellis approached them armed with two stolen kitchen knives. Without any known motive, Ellis viciously stabbed the young boy as he sat in the shopping cart and then turned on his mother as she tried to protect him.

    Police swiftly located Ellis with the bloodied knife in hand not far from the crime scene. Julian was rushed to the hospital but tragically succumbed to his injuries. The motive behind the senseless attack remains unclear, as there is no apparent connection between Ellis and the victims.

    Court records reveal that Ellis was facing eviction from her subsidized apartment at the time of the incident, adding a layer of complexity to the case. She has since been indicted on multiple charges, including aggravated murder and attempted murder, and is being held on a $1 million bond.

    Despite the devastating loss, the community has rallied around the grieving family, with a GoFundMe campaign raising over $180,000 in support. Margot Wood is expected to recover from her injuries, but the emotional scars from this tragic event will undoubtedly linger for a long time.