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Mother and son stabbed after July 4 fender bender

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WEATHERFORD, Texas - A North Texas woman and her 10-year-old son were attacked after a fender bender on the Fourth of July.

It happened after the Boomin' Fourth fireworks show in Hudson Oaks in Parker County. Misty Morosky was at the show with boyfriend and several of her children.

As the family was leaving the crowded event, someone hit their truck from behind. Misty said she got out to inspect the damage and approached the people in the other vehicle.

The confrontation turned into an argument and violent brawl.

Police said 21-year-old Ceara Leann Renteria stabbed Misty and choked her until she was unconscious. Her cousin, 17-year-old Haley Rmeda Maupin, punched and kicked her while she was on the ground.

"She looked at me and said, 'You're going to die one way or the other,' and she slit my throat and I started screaming," said Misty.

Misty's 10-year-old son, Colton, was also cut while trying to help. He says one of the girls choked him and nicked him in the arm.

"They tried to slice me in my stomach but I jumped back," he said.

Colton says he couldn't just stand and watch.

"I just started running after her and pushing her because I didn't want her to stab my mom," he said.

Misty, a 33-year-old single mother and cancer survivor, had to be airlifted to the hospital.

"I begged them not to hurt him," said Misty. "I said, 'Kill me, kill me! Don't hurt my baby.'"

She nearly died because the suspects slit her throat and cut her jugular. She needed surgery and 31 stitches for injuries across her arms, back and neck.

She said she is still in a lot of pain and shaken up by what happened, but is thankful to be alive.

Both suspects were arrested and remain in the Parker County jail.

Renteria was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and injury to a child. Maupin was charged with assault causing bodily injury.

The male driver of the vehicle could also be charged for giving the women knives.

Investigators believe the suspects were drunk and possibly high. All of the suspects tried running away from the scene, but bystanders stopped them until police got there.

A fundraiser for the family has been set up at

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