Teen Gets 25 To 50 Years In Stabbing, Sexual Assault Of 83-Year-Old Woman

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) – A teenager has been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison in a sexual assault and stabbing of an 83-year-old woman in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Now-17-year-old Azaiah Williams was sentenced Thursday in Wayne County in the September 2015 attack, which occurred when he was 15 years old. Williams pleaded guilty in December to attempted homicide and sexual assault.

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State police said he knocked on the victim’s door in Dreher Township and asked to use the phone, then stabbed her with a steak knife in the neck and back, sexually assaulted her and fled with a stolen credit card he would later use to buy sneakers.

Williams apologized, saying “my words cannot express how I feel. His attorney cited a difficult upbringing and said his client had redeeming qualities.

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  1. David Colton says:

    Redeeming qualities?? I guess that means he’ll become an attorney. (He’ll get free college courses while in prison-YOUR tax dollars at work!) After he get’s out, his attorneys firm can hire him. (In 25 years his attorney will most likely be running the firm-reverse peter principle-you rise to the height of your incompetence.)
    Attorney’s! Stupid Liberals (most of them,) that don’t THINK before making such asinine comments.

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