SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - New details are emerging in a horrific case after a Savannah teenager was arrested and charged with the death of his mother.
The Savannah Police Departments says that 17-year-old Tasciya Brant is charged with the murder of his mother, 38-year-old Wynter Brant.
Officers responded to the 1000 block of Lynah Street at about 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15. The responding officers found Wynter dead with stab wounds.
This tragic crime is also shedding light on a common stereotype. According to Safe Shelter Community Outreach Coordinator, Frances Gillison, this incident is a reminder that family violence is domestic violence.
“A lot of people associate domestic violence with physical and it’s not always on the surface," Gillison said. "There’s verbal. There’s emotional.”
As the two responding officers went to clear the house, they discovered a large pool of blood in the living room along with a bloody sword on the floor of the first floor bathroom.
“I’m pretty sure no one would think that your family member would cause harm to you, but in the society we live in, we have to be mindful of people’s mental state,” Gillison said.
One officer advanced to the second level of the home. As the officer announced his presence, a 2-year-old girl walked out of a bedroom. Another officer found a second girl around 6-months-old in the same room.
"Domestic violence has no face. Meaning it can happen to anyone of any race, any economic status, female, male…no gender,” Gillison said.
Detectives are continuing to investigate this case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Savannah Police tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
If you’d like to learn more about Safe Shelter, they can be reached at their 24-hour crisis line at 912-629-8888 or at safeshelter.org.