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Teen Busted for Allegedly Stabbing Squatter in Cemetery

She allegedly admitted her role.

Police have busted a 17-year-old Milford girl for allegedly stabbing a man who had been seeking temporary shelter in a tent in Milford Cemetery last month.

The 56-year-old man reported that he had been attacked about 1:41 a.m. April 7 in the Gulf Street graveyard by a mystery brunette with acne who spoke to him briefly, left, and then returned to stab him with a knife, police said.

"The victim was treated on scene and transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his face, hand and leg as a result of the alleged attack," police said. "The victim was released from the hospital."

Shortly thereafter, investigators developed information which identified the 17-year- old girl as a suspect in the attack, according to police.

During the investigation, the youthful offender --who was not identified because of her age -- admitted ther involvement in the stabbing, police said.

Investigators say they recovered the knife used in the attack.

They got an arrest warrant for the teen -- and busted her on Monday, police said.

She was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, and third-degree criminal mischief, according to police.

The girl was released on a $25,000 bond and given a court date of May 25, 2011 at Milford Superior Court, police said.

William May 04, 2011 at 01:20 AM
I hope the homeless guy has recovered. Hope she gets some time if convicted.
Larissa Watt May 04, 2011 at 01:34 AM
Is there more to this story or did she randomly attack him?
WJB May 04, 2011 at 10:47 AM
I would like to know what a 17 year old girl is doing wandering around a cemetery at 2:00am in the morning? Where are the girls parents? There is certainly more to this than we have heard in the story!!
Audra Wilder May 04, 2011 at 01:05 PM
sounds odd and I agree with WJB - where are the parents in this?
William May 04, 2011 at 01:14 PM
Since the accused visited the man twice, I don't think it was a random attack.
CT. PROPERTY APPRAISERS May 04, 2011 at 04:32 PM
I AGREE WITH WILLIAM AND WJB.. IT APPEARS THERE IS MORE TO THIS STORY
Cookie Zvovushe May 05, 2011 at 12:55 AM
There's a homeless man who digs through my dumpster and was sleeping in his car. I wonder if its the same dude.
Deborah Buchanan May 05, 2011 at 03:38 AM
Debbie B. I agree with William and WJB , there has to be more to the story than is being told , the fact that the 17 yr. old girl left and then came back shows premeditation , someone needs to investigate into this a little deeper and where were her parents , who lets their 17 yr.old wander in a graveyard at 2 a.m. ?? I can almost guess what her defense to her actions will be . I hope the homeless man recovers and finds a safer place to pitch his tent.
susan Barnes May 08, 2011 at 03:04 AM
Denise - THIS is a ridiculous story ! Unfortunately this is indicative of most reporting. It appears to me ALL of you, perhaps even the most seasoned professional, could learn a bit from the guy who does the Branford Seven. Despite his UNBELIEVABLE personal leftist tendencies, he writes the fairest, most unbiased , factual, uncolored local/state news available. NEVER would you see this type of nonsense on his column. AOl seems to have entered a realm unknown.

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