14-year-old arrested after grandmother beaten with hammer

Victim, 66, listed in critical condition after

March 31, 2011|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after he told police he beat his 66-year-old grandmother unconscious with a hammer when he became angry while getting ready for school.

The teen was being held at Central Booking, but was not identified by police because he had not been formally charged as of late Thursday.

Police said boy called 911 after the assault at about 8:30 a.m., and officers responded to the home in the 800 block of E. 34th St. in the Waverly community, where they found the grandmother unresponsive in her bed, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

She was taken to an area hospital, where she was last reported in critical condition. In an interview with detectives, the boy said he struck her multiple times after getting angry at his grandmother while getting ready for school, Monroe said.

It was not clear whether the teen would be charged as an adult. Fourteen is the minimum age for being charged as an adult in Maryland.



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