According to the charging document, Ortega told Detective Joshua Wildman that the victim was very disrespectful. He said the disrespect, the stress of his job, his depression, and not being seen by a psychiatrist caused him stress. Ortega told the detective that he and the boy “were arguing over” a doughnut, and his grandson “refused to give him one,” the document said.
The boy ran across the street just after 7 a.m. and asked neighbors for help, WDAF reported.
“All I could understand from him was him and his grandpa was joking around," Dana Payne told WDAF. "He was getting ready for school. Then his grandpa started calling him a liar, something about Google Maps, and he just reached for a butcher knife and stabbed him."
Payne brought the 12-year-old boy into her house and found him cradling his arm in a cloth. She said his forearm had been stabbed all the way through with a butcher knife.
When police interviewed Ortega, he said he did not want to kill his grandson, but wanted to hurt him, WDAF reported. He said he knew what he did was wrong and expressed remorse, police said.
Ortega told Wildman that he knew what he did was wrong and expressed remorse, according to the charging document.