Eldery woman stabbed 30 times as she slept, man arrested in connectio to attack

Source: Mansfield police' MEGA

Jun. 13 2021, Published 2:32 p.m. ET

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A teen in Ohio is accused of stabbing a 74-year-old woman more than 30 times and now faces an assault charge.

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The victim, Vera M. McNabb, was taken to the hospital after the attack, and is still recovering, according to Mansfield police.

The attack was reported around 7 a.m. on June 3 at a home on Brookfield Drive in Mansfield, Ohio, the News Journal reported. McNabb was taken to the hospital after the assault.

Izzac Lawhorn, 19, was taken into custody on a charge of felony assault around 8 a.m. June 12, according to the Mansfield police. Lawhorn is being held at the Richland County Jail pending his initial court appearance.

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"My mother just called me and said she just got beat up and she's in her house, bleeding," Sherry McNabb, the victim's daughter, said in the 911 call obtained by The Mansfield News Journal

The woman reportedly told first responders a man entered her apartment and began stabbing her as she was lying in her bed. She reportedly told police she believed someone else entered the house with the alleged attacker.

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Police have not released a motive for the alleged attack or if Lawhorn knew the victim.

“I could not be more pleased with the arrest of the suspect involved in this horrific senseless attack,” Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch said in a statement

“I know the community was on edge when informed of the details of this violent attack. Officers, investigators, and Crime Lab personnel worked tirelessly since this incident happened to which I’m so very proud of their efforts.”


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