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October 19, 2004

Police: Deaf Man Didn't Hear Wife, 83, Being Attacked In Home

From: Louisville, KY - Oct 19, 2004

Local Teen Faces Numerous Charges

LOUISVILLE -- An 83-year-old woman remains hospitalized after a 15-year-old boy assaulted and robbed her in her own home, local police said.

The alleged attack took place in the 7400 block of Six Mile Lane Friday, WLKY NewsChannel 32's Andy Alcock reported Tuesday.

The victim's husband called police after discovering his wife in the home Friday morning. Police said the man was home when the alleged attack happened, but he didn't hear any commotion because he's deaf.

Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the neighborhood isn't one where such attacks are commonplace.

"Certainly it's a call to be more cautious, no matter where you live," he said. "But it's a very nice neighborhood, and will continue be that and continue to be patrolled as it always has."

Police said the teen is an acquaintance of the alleged victim, Alcock reported. She's currently in intensive care, but in fair condition.

The boy faces numerous charges, including assault, robbery and intimidating a witness.

Please follow WLKY NewsChannel 32 and for updates to this story as they become available.

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