Man arrested in stabbing of senior

February 04, 2007|By Julie Scharper

A 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the stabbing of an elderly woman in a KFC parking lot last month, city police said.

Rozza Alston was arrested in his home in the 1600 block of St. Paul St. yesterday, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Lilli Segal, 80, was walking to her car at 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 26 with a meal purchased at the KFC at North Avenue and St. Paul Street when a man approached her and demanded money. When she refused, he stabbed her in the hand, arm and chest, Moses said.

The man ran south on St. Paul Street with Segal's purse, which contained a cell phone, credit cards and $300, Moses said.

Tracing calls made from Segal's cell phone led police to Alston's home, where they discovered some of the woman's property, Moses said. Alston was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery and several weapons violations, Moses said.

Segal was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released, Moses said.

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