Amanda Raus, Chris Podosek
Police were called to 19 Christine Terrace in Milford after an 80-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times. Police have arrested two people, including the victim's 46-year-old son in connection with the crime.
An 80-year-old Milford woman is recovering after being stabbed multiple times early Tuesday morning.
Police responded to 19 Christine Terrace just after 2:30 a.m. after the woman called 911 herself and said she'd been stabbed.
Officers found the 80-year-old victim, who was rushed to the hospital to be treated for several stab wounds to the chest. She was listed in stable condition on Tuesday afternoon.
According to investigators, the victim was at home with her son, Dana Forgette, and Forgette's companion, Kimberly Daniel, 44. The victim was watching television when Daniel walked into the room, placed a plastic bag over the woman's head and stabbed her in the chest, police said.
Officers found Daniel, of Alfred Station, New York, a short distance from the home, and placed her under arrest. She is charged with first-degree assault and strangulation. Daniel is being held on $200,000 bond, must surrender all firearms, have no contact with the victim and stay at least 100 feet away from her in public.
Police said Daniel has prior convictions, including for fourth-degree larceny in 2004. She is due back in court on April 23.
Police arrested Forgette and accused him of tampering with a pair of scissors and the plastic bag allegedly used by Daniel in the attack. They said he also misled investigators about where Daniel was after the incident.
Forgette is charged with tampering with evidence, hindering prosecution and interfering with police. He is being held on $20,000 bond. He appeared in court on Tuesday and was referred to anger management classes. He is also ordered to have no contact with Daniel. He is due back in court on April 16.