MANHATTAN TOWNSHIP, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man from Manhattan Township, Ill. is accused of trying to kill his mother to pay for college with insurance money.
Police say Michael Bernhard's mother was giving him a ride to the train station so he could return to school. He allegedly pulled out a butcher knife and began stabbing her. She fought off the attack and neighbors called police.
Bernhard is charged with attempted murder.