Albion teen who stabbed grandmother sentenced to prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 February 2019 at 1:57 pm

ALBION – The Albion teen-ager who broke into his grandmother’s home and stabbed her was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison today.

The teen has been granted youthful offender, meaning his record is sealed and his name shouldn’t be publicized.

The 17-year-old admitted in court on Nov. 26 to breaking into his grandmother’s home in Albion during the night on July 8. The teen pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and faced up to 4 years in state prison.

Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church gave the teen a minimum of 1 1/3 years in prison and a maximum of 4 years.

The 17-year-old admitted to entering his grandmother’s house through a window. He said he took money from her purse. He was in the kitchen when he heard her wake up. He then panicked and stabbed her with a knife at least twice, he told the judge in November.

The grandmother has recovered from her injuries. Her grandson won’t face the more serious charge for assault.

The 17-year-old said he was under the influence of alcohol that night. Orleans County Sheriff’s investigators said the 17-year-old stole $23 cash and the victim’s cell phone. He then climbed out a different window and fled the scene.

After a several hour search by law enforcement that night, the teen was found at 6 the following morning by the bushes at Burger King.

His grandmother, while bleeding profusely, was able to leave the residence and drive to Medina Memorial Hospital. She was then transported to the Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight.

The 17-year-old has no prior criminal record. He has been in the Orleans County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.

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