It's the sound a mother never wants to wake up to; her child screaming.
“I was literally in a deep sleep, and his screams woke me up,” Yahira Suarez said.
At 3:00 a.m. on February 6th, Grand Rapids Police were called to an apartment after someone broke in and stabbed the 11-year-old boy inside ten times in the head and face.
The boy was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. Yariel turned 12 on Sunday.
Due to the fresh snowfall and with the assistance of canines, police tracked the suspect down and took him into custody without incident.
21-year-old Denny Williams McNees was booked into the Kent County Jail on a charge of assault with intent to murder and first degree home invasion. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.
In the release posted to Facebook, Grand Rapids Police said they are "confident this was a random act."
According to WoodTV, police told Suarez that McNees confessed to the attack saying, "I just felt like killing." McNees is said to have been going door to door to see where he could gain access and the Suarez residence just happened to be the one that he was able to get into.
McNees is due back in court on February 18th for a hearing.