Published: Aug 26, 2014 2:56 PM EDT

MIAMI, Fla.– A 19-year-old who police say stabbed his own mother in their home made his first appearance before a judge today.

According to officials, Yolanda Ferguson, 38, was sleeping in her bedroom when she was awoken by her son who was on top of her with a knife in his hand.

Police say Volthire was screaming “mother must die” as he allegedly stabbed Ferguson in front of his two sisters, ages 15 and 8, and a 5-year-old brother.

Read CBS Miami's full story here.