Teen Stabs His Grandfather’s Nurse With a Sword

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A Pennsylvanian teen, who is only 15, will be charged as an adult for severely wounding a female health worker with a sword on the night of April 15th. His victim, a local nurse whose name is not revealed, sustained lacerations to her neck and hand, with one of the fingers almost cut off.

Michael Watson, an alleged teenage culprit, confessed to the brutal attack after police confronted him at his family residence in Woodbury Township, Altoona. According to him, the nurse was visiting the house earlier. While she was busy tending his grandfather, Michael took a weapon he allegedly possessed — a sword with an 18-inch blade — and discreetly inserted it in the soil behind her parked car. He then followed the victim outside under the pretense of escorting her to her vehicle, where he attacked.

The nurse, albeit startled and seriously wounded, managed to get inside the car and escape.

Watson then hid the sword outside, cleaned himself up, and had dinner with his mother and stepfather.

He is now being charged with counts of criminal homicide charges, aggravated assault, as well as several other charges. His motives are unknown.


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