Mother of crime spree stabbing victim speaks out

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by Kristine Harrington

azfamily.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 11 at 9:25 AM

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PHOENIX -- The mother of a crime spree stabbing victim is speaking out about the terrifying ordeal that her son has endured.

Brandon Cain, 20, is the most severely injured of all the victims. He was stabbed multiple times on April 9 while walking to Glendale Community College. It happened near Mountain View Road and 63rd Avenue.

"It was the worst phone call I have ever had in my entire life," said Brandon’s mom, Wyndee Cain. "Thankfully, I still have my son. He's Ok and we are going to get through this."

Brandon is reportedly in good spirits now, cracking jokes and trying to make the best of what his mom calls the worst.

She explained exactly happened to her son.

"The car drove up slow and struck up a conversation with him," explained Cain. "Then they pulled up in front of him and three got out of the car and proceeded to jump him and stab him, and then they asked him for his wallet, but he couldn’t get it so they took it."

Brandon was stabbed three times: once in the chest, which collapsed his lung; once straight through his left bicep, which severed an artery; and once straight through his stomach.

He underwent two surgeries and thankfully, the student, who studies art and dreams of being a teacher, is expected to make a full recovery.

"One of the first things he said was, 'I'm not making perfect attendance.' And I said, 'It is OK, Brandon. Things happen sometimes that are uncontrollable.''

Now, Glendale and Phoenix police are working hard to get this crime spree under control because shortly after Brandon was attacked, Phoenix police said the same four suspects were involved in at least three additional robberies, resulting in a teen being stabbed.

Glendale police have also now tied the same suspects to at least six other robberies in the last month.

In every case the victims appear to be random, walking down the street, getting off a bus, or simply minding their own business.

"This was all in broad daylight, every bit on major roads. Somebody had to see something," said Cain.

She is desperate to have these suspects identified, "So that the rest of us can sleep easier knowing these criminals who woke up and decided to go out and stab some people are caught."

The vehicle involved in these crimes is described as a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser. There are up to four potential suspects that are described as:

• A Hispanic male 20-25 years old, 6’ to 6’5”, heavy set build 250-300 pounds, silver-colored prescription glasses, long dark hair

• A Hispanic male 18-20 years old, 5’9” to 5’11”, thin build

• A Hispanic male 16-18 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, 180 pounds

• A Hispanic male that is "older" than the rest; mentioned to be the driver of the vehicle in some reports but with no further description.

Anyone with information in regard to these crimes is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000, the Phoenix Police Department’s Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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