Family dispute in hospital room ends in stabbing

Posted on: 3:51 pm, March 20, 2013, by , updated on: 06:09pm, March 20, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – A family dispute erupted into violence this week at Mercy hospital.

Oklahoma City police arrested a woman after she attacked another woman inside a dying man’s hospital room.

The stabbing took place after a mother brought her daughter to see the girl’s adopted father, who is said be on his death bed.

The dying man’s wife got angry and allegedly attacked the mother with a knife.

The violence comes after criminal charges of sexual abuse within the family.

The victim said the dying man, 53-year-old Michael Pittser, and his wife, Teresa, have had warrants out for their arrest for nearly nine months.

“These people adopted my kids and turned around and abused them,” Lena Jones said.

Last year prosecutors in Lincoln County charged Michael Pittser with lewd molestation and his wife Teresa with child neglect. Mercy stabbing

Jones said her 14-year-old daughter wanted to make peace with her adopted father before he died.

“She wanted to tell him she forgave him,” Jones said. “She wanted closure with it.”

“One of the relatives got upset and didn’t feel like they belonged there or had to the right to be there,” OKC Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. “Ultimately, the confrontation led to the victim being stabbed.”

Police arrested Teresa Pittser for allegedly assaulting Jones with a buck knife in the hospital room.

Jones said she hopes Michael Pittser survives his illness and goes to jail along with his wife.

“I think he should suffer for the rest of his life instead of dying,” Jones said. “With her, I hope the system does right and she does time.”

The victim was stabbed in the hand and stomach.

The wounds were not very deep.

She said she will be fine.