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Murder suspect's mother says son was frightened

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Robbie Bishop makes his first court appearance Monday afternoon Robbie Bishop makes his first court appearance Monday afternoon
Lisa Draper, Robbie Bishop's mother Lisa Draper, Robbie Bishop's mother

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The mother of a murder suspect says her son claimed to be defending himself in a fight that left his pregnant girlfriend and unborn son dead on Saturday night.

Robbie Bishop, 19, called his mom around 7:30 p.m. and told her he had just been in a fight with his pregnant girlfriend.

"He was crying on the phone," said Lisa Draper. "He was panicky, frightened."

Bishop and his girlfriend, identified as Robin in court documents, were planning on delivering a son named Hayden in January.

Draper says the couple was fighting over how to raise the child when things escalated to violence on Saturday.

Robbie was treated at a local hospital for a wound on his hand, but court documents dispute Robbie's story of self-defense, estimating the victim was stabbed more than 20 times.

"The manner in which the victim died was very violent and appears consistent with an attack greater than self-defense," according to a court document known as a 'summary of facts.'

Three knives were collected as evidence, according to that document.

Draper says her son also suffers from a developmental disability and might not have known what happened Saturday.

A search of criminal records for the suspect shows a Spokane County Judge dismissed a previous theft charge after diagnosing Bishop with "Mild Mental Retardation" and determining he was not competent to proceed.

The medical examiner conducted an autopsy on Monday, but has not positively identified the victim. The sheriff's office says the victim has not fingerprints in their files.

A chaplain with the Sheriff's Office reportedly notified the victim's family of her death this weekend. The victim's family was unavailable for comment.

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