PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man who is facing charges in connection with the assault of a 78-year-old woman who took him into her home will stand trial.

Minnie Davis, 78, didn’t have to face the man who is accused of robbing and assaulting her in court Monday because Timothy Boyza waived his preliminary hearing straight to court.

According to authorities, she told police that she was afraid of Boyza – who lived with her at her Pasadena Street home – for five years.

When police were called to her house earlier this month, Davis said Boyza had already knocked her to the ground and took $170 from her shirt pocket.

According to the criminal complaint, Davis had a bump the size of a fist on her head at the time.

Authorities say Davis told police Boyza had assaulted her once before, and at the time she told police, “I thought he might try and kill me for my house.”

Davis left court without having to testify Monday.

Boyza remains in the Allegheny County Jail on $75,000 bond.

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