WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A 44-year-old man accused of stabbing his 72-year-old mother inside his Westborough home was ordered held without bail Friday.
Police responded to the home on Haskell Street just before 10 p.m. Thursday after receiving a call about a woman being stabbed multiple times. When they arrived to the scene, they found the victim covered in blood with wounds to her head and torso, as well as injuries to her face and left wrist.
According to court paperwork, police said there was so much blood they could not determine all of the victim's injuries. There was also blood throughout several rooms in the home.
"There was quite a bit of blood in the house, leading from room to room," an officer said.
Investigators say the woman identified her attacker as her son, Daniel F. Uhlman, of Westborough. They claim he used several serrated steak knives in the attack.
Uhlman fled the scene by the time police arrived. A short time later, a Mass. Department of Transportation worker told the fire captain he saw a man covered in blood walking on E. Main Street, which is about a half of a mile away from the house.
Westborough police officers stopped Uhlman at the intersection of Walker and E. Main streets. He was arrested without incident.
"Oh my God, I just can't believe it," the victim's neighbor and cousin Bill Uhlman said. "It doesn't surprise me because he's had problems and issues before now."
The victim was transported to UMass Medical with what are considered life threatening injuries.
Uhlman is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and mayhem. He was held without bail following his arraignment.
The 44-year-old is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a dangerousness hearing.