Woman charged with stabbing her 5-year-old granddaughter

Woman charged with stabbing her 5-year-old granddaughter

(As originally published, Fri, October 13th 2023, 5:08 PM EDT)

PATERSON, N.J. (TND) — A woman in New Jersey is facing several serious charges after her five-year-old granddaughter was stabbed.

Wednesday afternoon, Paterson police officers responded to a call and found the girl “who had sustained multiple stab wounds,” according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Aurra Villacorta, 51, was arrested after a short investigation.

She’s charged with aggravated assault-2nd degree, aggravated assault-3rd degree, unlawful possession of a weapon-4th degree, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose-3rd degree, and endangering the welfare of a child-2nd degree.

Woman charged with stabbing her 5-year-old granddaughter
Aurora Villacorta was arrested after her 5-year-old granddaughter was stabbed multiple times, Oct. 11, 2023. (Passaic Co. Prosecutor’s Office)

According to the prosecutor’s office, each of the five counts carries a possible sentence of more than a year in prison.

The girl’s condition has not been released, nor where she was wounded, and authorities have not released a suspected motive.

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