West Virginia man charged with stabbing grandmother

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man was charged Thursday with stabbing his 80-year-old grandmother, authorities said.

Joseph Allen Parker, 33, of Campbells Creek is charged with attempted murder in the attack, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Brian Humphreys said in a statement, according to news outlets.

Parker is accused of going to his grandmother’s home about 2 a.m. She called emergency dispatchers and told them he broke in and attacked her with a knife, stabbing her in the head, the statement said.

Deputies found Parker a short time later walking along a road with blood on his hands and clothes and took him into custody, authorities said.

The grandmother was in stable condition at a hospital, the statement said. It wasn’t immediately clear if Parker had an attorney.

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