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New York teenager stabs sleeping grandma, steals $23, police say

Brandon Foster, 17, of Albion, New York was charged with attempted murder on Monday.

(Orleans County Sheriff’s Office)

A teenager in the north of the state of New York stabbed and strangled his grandmother in her home Sunday evening for the steal of $23 and a mobile telephone, The Democrat and Chronicle reported, quoting police.

Teen arrested for stabbing grandmother to sleep https://t.co/stAohjpa4g

— Democrat & Chronicle (@DandC) July 10, 2018

Brandon Foster, 17, of Albion, N. Y., was indicted for attempted murder on Monday, the paper reported.

Foster pried open a closed window to his grandmother’s bedroom late Sunday evening, where they slept, police said. Foster allegedly stabbed his grandmother with a knife and choked her.

Foster’s grandmother managed to get away from Foster’s grip, the report said. He then allegedly took $23 and a mobile phone before escaping through the bedroom window.

Despite the “bleeding profusely,” Foster’s grandmother drove himself to a local hospital where she was transported to a county medical center, WIVB reported. The police said that she was in serious, but stable condition.

A manhunt for Foster in which officers from five different agencies took place in Albion. Around 6 o’clock in the morning, K-9 tracking dogs found the 17-year-old hiding in some bushes behind a Burger King.

Foster was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, and first degree assault. According to the police, Foster has no permanent address and spends his time between friend’s houses and the streets.

A police chief said that Foster’s violent attack may have been due to “mental health.”

Foster was held with a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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