Elderly couple stabbed in nursing home 'by grandson'

Youth, 19, argued with grandfather prior to alleged stabbing; originally in serious condition, receives treatment at hospital, in moderate condition.

October 18, 2010 06:22
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An elderly couple were stabbed, allegedly by their grandson, overnight on Sunday in a nursing home in Bat Yam, Army Radio reported.

The elderly man, said to be 80-years-old, was evacuated to a local hospital by Magen David Adom crews in serious condition. His wife, 70, was injured in light condition. After receiving treatment at the hospital, the man was downgraded to moderate condition.

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The couple's grandson fled the scene after the incident. Army Radio reported that the grandson, who lived with at the couple's home had argued with his grandfather, and then stabbed him after he became angry. He then reportedly stabbed his grandmother who had been woken by the noise. She was stabbed several times.

The young man is known to police for being involved with drugs and violence and holds a criminal record. He recently divorced his wife. The suspect had previously resided with his mother, but moved to his grandparents due to his violent behavior towards his mother.

Police were searching for him on Monday morning, and an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident was ongoing.

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