Brand has been charged with nine felony counts, including first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and home invasion with a dangerous weapon.

An 11-year-old Chicago boy died trying to protect his mother in a stabbing attack, officials said.

The boy's mother, 33, was critically injured in the incident but was able to speak with detectives at the hospital in the days after.

Brand had been released from prison on parole the day prior.

An innocent child's life was taken as he tried to protect his mother.

Officials at the press conference said the boy was leaving for school when he opened the front door and Brand forced his way in.

Brand had been released on parole the day prior while serving a 16-year sentence for home invasion and aggravated assault.

The woman, who sustained multiple stab wounds during the attack, is pregnant.