Teen Arrested For Brutal Attack on 83-Year-Old Woman


A 15-year-old is facing attempted homicide charges after state police say he repeatedly stabbed an 83-year-old woman last week inside her Wayne County home.

With the arrest early Thursday morning, new details of the violent crime have also emerged.

State police now say the 83-year-old woman was stabbed five times and also had numerous slice-type wounds all over her body.

Troopers now believe the teenager may have also sexually assaulted her after the attack.

Virginia Parry is breathing a little easier Thursday.

She now feels comfortable being outside her home in Dreher Township after state police announced the arrest of 15-year-old Azaiah Williams.

“We haven’t been outside at all. We would like to cut the grass. Now we will because you expose your back,” Parry said. We were walking two at a time to get to the car. I couldn’t go in the garden. I couldn’t do anything.”

The 15-year-old is facing attempted homicide charges for allegedly stabbing the 83-year-old woman in the throat, back and chest inside her home.

Williams told police he was riding his bike in the area “harassing locals” by knocking on their doors.

When he knocked on the victim’s door, she had a knife.

He said he asked to use the phone but she said no.

As a result, Williams told investigators he “let himself in.”

Williams was arrested Wednesday night after his aunt discovered financial documents and a credit card belonging to the victim inside the home where he was staying in A Pocono Country Place.

That is a gated community in Monroe County only a couple miles away.

William’s aunt was the one to call police.

“She obviously a good person and taking care of him and how much can you not see? That was proof! She knew what it was!” Parry said.

In a statement, the Wayne County District Attorney said no one can ever really explain why something like this happened but she credits state police and the Pocono Mountain Regional Police for helping to solve the crime.

Besides stabbing the 83-year-old woman, state police say Williams also sexually assaulted her.

When questioned, he allegedly told troopers, “yes, I raped her.”

“That’s scary. That is really scary. Poor fellow. We wonder what is wrong with him,” Parry said.

The 83-year-old victim remains in the hospital.

She was put into a medically-induced coma and is currently in an intensive care unit in critical condition.

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