Grandmother charged with stabbing 7-year-old granddaughter multiple times with knife

A New York woman has been charged with stabbing her 7-year-old granddaughter multiple times, according to The New York Times.

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The woman, Maritza Yauger, 65, was charged with attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child on Tuesday following the attack, according to a New York Police Department spokeswoman.

Police were called to an apartment in a Bronx, New York, neighborhood on Tuesday on reports that a child had been attacked.

The girl, who was not named, remains in critical but stable condition, the police said on Wednesday.

According to ABC News, the woman used a kitchen knife in the attack, but police did not confirm the type of weapon used.

A neighbor of Yauger’s said she was shocked at the attack.

“I’m a grandmother myself,” neighbor China Aponte told WABC. “I just don’t even have words for it. My heart is broken. It is sad. Very sad.”

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