N.J. woman accused of stabbing 5-year-old granddaughter several times


PATERSON, N.J. (TCD) — A 51-year-old woman is being charged after she allegedly stabbed her young granddaughter multiple times, injuring her.

On Oct. 11, Paterson Police Department officers were called to Carroll Street and Godwin Avenue for a report of a stabbing and found a wounded 5-year-old girl when they arrived.

The Passaic County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday, Oct. 12, that they are charging Villacorta with second-degree aggravated assault, third-degree aggravated assault, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, third-degree possession of a weapon or an unlawful purpose, and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh told NJ.com, “It looks like the child is going to survive.”


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