LAS VEGAS - A 15-year-old boy who police say was stabbed by his own father is speaking about the ordeal. He joined a group of advocates Friday night who are trying to stop domestic violence.
The wounds are still healing on Aaron Lopez Robles' arm. The evidence left behind serves as a constant reminder of the brutal attack.
"When I first saw it, it was unreal," he said. "I didn't expect anything like this to happen."
Aaron's mother Maria remains in the hospital and in a lot of pain.
"When my dad stabbed me, I got knocked out for like a few seconds," Aaron said. "I was on the ground. I don't have any idea of why he did it, why he would do this."
Police say his father, Mario Alejandro Lopez, went on a rampage July 21. Investigators believe he broke into the family home with a knife and stabbed his wife and son.
Rather than dwell on what happened, Aaron joined a group trying to prevent domestic violence and help victims like him. An advocacy group called Safe Faith United is forming a coalition of business owners and faith leaders who can lend a hand to victims.
"When we have victims of domestic violence, we don't have a plan. We don't have a plan on how we are going to get these women out of these situations," said Safe Faith United founder Rebeca Ferreira. "Many people don't know the aftermath of victimization. They know, for instance, a victim has been shot or stabbed, but they don't understand what these victims go through after."
Ferreira says during a natural disaster, a plan is in place to help survivors. When it comes to domestic violence and its aftermath, it's up to the community to help out.
"We want to unite the community and, little by little, we can aid these victims," Ferreira.
Mario Alejandro Lopez faces attempted murder charges for the attack. He's scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment Monday.
Maria Robles has been in critical condition at University Medical Center since the attack.
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