Morales says her son told her on Christmas Eve that he wanted to kill someone. She says she tried to calm him and get him to return to a Brooklyn halfway house.
Anthony Maldonado, of Palisades Park, N.J., was stabbed early Saturday while visiting a Harlem housing project, reports have said that the violence broke out over a video game the older man was playing with the boy, but the suspect's mother doesn't believe that.
"I don't know what happened with my son, but it was not about a video game," Antonia Morales told the Post.
In August, he was charged with punching a man in Manhattan.