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Man in jail after allegedly stabbing his 76-year-old grandmother

August 10, 2012 |  7:11 am

Approximate location of incident shown in black.

A 76-year-old woman remained hospitalized in critical condition Friday after she was stabbed repeatedly by her 22-year-old live-in grandson, who has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, officials said.

The stabbing in the 5500 block of Bridgeview Avenue was reported around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim's husband called 911 after he walked into the front room of their home and found that his wife had been stabbed numerous times by their grandson, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators said.

The grandson, Joseph Torres, was found by deputies on the front porch of the house, and a knife was found in a basket next to him, according to the Sheriff's Department. The stabbing occurred after what deputies described as "a brief argument between the grandmother and her grandson," the Sheriff's Department reported.

Torres is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles in lieu of $1.01 million bail.


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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.