MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 26-year-old man from central Minnesota is accused of stabbing both parents and paralyzing his mother last week.
North Branch’s Tyler Hiland is charged with a number of first degree attacks and a number of second degree attacks related to the December 21st incident, according to court documents filed in Chisago County. If Hiland is convicted of assault, he faces up to 30 years in prison.
According to a criminal complaint, Hiland’s father called 911 that evening and said that he and his wife had been stabbed by their son in their rural home in North Branch and needed immediate help. The officers who responded found the two parents covered in blood with stab wounds around their necks. The mother told the police that she could not move.
Officers found Hiland in the garage with blood on his hands, face and feet. He was handcuffed and locked up. In an interview with officials, Hiland told them he tried to kill his parents, the complaint said. He said that if he killed his parents he would have a better life. He also admitted using methamphetamine before the attack.
Both of Hiland’s parents were hospitalized at Hennepin Healthcare, the complaint said. Doctors told police that the mother had a partially severed spinal cord and is paralyzed. She is being cared for in an intensive care unit.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help cover medical bills for the parents identified as John and Darcy Hiland. According to the site, Darcy has been the family’s main source of income as John is currently undergoing chemotherapy.