A 15 year old from Attleboro is charged with several Massachusetts Violent Crimes for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to drown and stab a 63 year old woman.
The teenager was arraigned this week in Taunton District Court on several charges, including attempted murder; kidnapping; home invasion; assault with intent to murder; aggravated assault & battery; and intimidation of a witness.
According to the Bristol County D.A.’s Office, the defendant broke into the woman’s home around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and a scuffle ensued, during which time the victim was slashed about her body. Several hours later, the woman was reportedly taken to a pond near Seekonk where the teenager allegedly tried to drown her.
Unable to accomplish the drown, the teenager then allegedly drove the woman to another location where he tried to asphyxiate her by clogging the vehicle’s tailpipe. While he was doing this, the woman was able to break free from her restraints and drove the car to the hospital.
The crime of Attempted Murder in Massachusetts is punishable by up to 10 years in state prison. In order to prove the crime of attempted murder, the prosecutor would have to establish (1) a specific intent to commit the crime of murder; (2) an overt act towards committing the crime of murder and that the defendant was reasonably close to actually carrying out that intent; and (3) that the defendant’s act did not result in the crime being completed.
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