Pennsylvania teen accused of stabbing grandfather's home nurse with sword
04/17/2020 9:56 am PDT
WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (WJW) -- Pennsylvania police are charging a teen as an adult after he allegedly stabbed his grandfather's home nurse multiple times with a sword just before midnight Wednesday.
Police said the victim was bleeding from the neck and hand when they found her. Her finger had nearly been severed in the alleged attack. She was taken to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Altoona where she had to undergo surgery for the wounds.
Police said 15-year-old Michael Watson matched the victim's description. Watson's mother gave officers permission to talk to him at their house, where they read Watson his rights, police said. Watson reportedly admitted that he stabbed the victim and showed them where he placed the knife.
Police recovered an 18-inch weapon with a green blade and black handle sticking out of the ground, covered in blood.
Watson reportedly told police that earlier in the day he escorted the victim out to her vehicle and directed her in a different direction before grabbing the sword from the ground, walking up behind her and stabbing her in the back of the neck.
Police said Watson described how she turned around as he continued to strike her, knocking her to the ground before she managed to grab the sword and pull it away from him. She was then able to get in her car, lock the door and drive away.
Watson, who is being charged as an adult, faces felony counts of attempted homicide and aggravated assault as well as misdemeanor charges of possessing instruments of crime, recklessly endangering another person and tampering with evidence, the Altoona Mirror reports. He was arraigned Thursday afternoon and held in Blair County Prison.
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