Woman, 77, stabbed in Northeast home

July 09, 1998|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A 77-year-old Northeast Baltimore woman, who was stabbed by a burglar and left for dead Monday, was found barely alive by her son yesterday, police said.

Margaret A. Sica of the 1700 block of E. Belvedere Ave. was in stable condition at Sinai Hospital last night, said a hospital spokeswoman.

Police spokesman Robert W. Weinhold Jr. said someone broke into Sica's home on Monday, stabbed and beat her and stole her 1994 Ford Tempo.

He said police stopped the car in the 400 block of E. North Ave. Tuesday night after its male driver spotted them and tried to elude them. Weinhold said the officers did not know why the driver sped away.

Police later went to Sica's home to tell her that her car had been stopped, but left when no one answered the door. The officers did not know Sica had been attacked and had no reason to enter the house, Weinhold said.

Weinhold said that Sica's son, a resident of Pennsylvania, arrived at her home about 7: 30 p.m. yesterday and found her near death on the living room floor. Weinhold said the youth driving her car was being interviewed at police headquarters.

Pub Date: 7/09/98

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