December 20, 2016

Teen pleads guilty in brutal attack on elderly woman


HONESDALE – A Tobyhanna teen who was 15 at the time of he assaulted an 83-year-old woman in her Wayne County home faces up to 50 years in prison. 

Azaiah Williams, now 17, pled guilty to attempted homicide and sexual assault in Wayne County Court. 

The attack happened in Dreher Township in September 2015.  Williams was accused of repeatedly stabbing the elderly woman then sexually attacking her.  The victim survived.

Williams will be sentenced in March.  He will be required to register for life as a sex offender.

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