A 17-year-old from Albion was charged with attempted murder Monday in connection with a violent attack on his grandmother.
Anger over an earlier dispute with his grandmother or the desire to steal money may have motivated Brandon Foster's actions, Orleans County Undersheriff Christopher Bourke said.
"There are some mental-health issues that play into it as well," he said.
Foster allegedly forced open a rear window of Rachael Spearance's home on Oak Orchard Road in the town of Albion late Sunday night. Spearance was asleep in her bed at the time, the Orleans County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Foster - Knife - Chokehold
Foster is accused of stabbing her with a knife and then placing her in a chokehold.
Spearance broke away from Foster and confronted him. He then grabbed $23 in cash and a mobile phone and fled through a window, the sheriff's office said.
Spearance - Attack
Spearance was "bleeding profusely" from the attack but...