Spokane County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the victim's Spokane Valley home to find her lying in a blood-soaked bed near two knives "and a sword with a bent handle."
A manhunt was then launched for the woman's 13-year-old son and his 14-year-old friend, both of whom were later found by a police dog hiding near a home they had allegedly broken into after crashing the older teen's dad's SUV into the side of another home.
The younger teen reportedly confessed to asking his friend to kill his mother so they could eat her liver, but insisted "he would never do anything like that sober."
The two were booked into a juvenile detention center on multiple charges including second-degree assault, burglary, and malicious mischief.
Meanwhile, the mother remains hospitalized in stable condition. "It doesn't sound like she remembered the attack," said Chamberlin.