Homicide

Woman accused of stabbing boy in bank robbery to be charged

  • This June 2016 booking photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Iyona Dzshae Hammond. Authorities say Hammond, accused of stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the back three times as she tried to rob a Northern California bank on Monday, June 6, is expected to be charged with attempted murder. The boy is in stable condition after surgery. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This June 2016 booking photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Iyona Dzshae Hammond. Authorities say Hammond, accused of stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the back three times as she tried to rob a Northern California bank on Monday, June 6, is expected to be charged with attempted murder. The boy is in stable condition after surgery. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This June 2016 booking photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Iyona Dzshae Hammond. Authorities say Hammond, accused of stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the back three times as she tried to rob a Northern California bank on Monday, June 6, is expected to be charged with attempted murder. The boy is in stable condition after surgery. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This June 2016 booking photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Iyona Dzshae Hammond. Authorities say Hammond, accused of stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the back three times as she tried to rob a Northern California bank on Monday, June 6, is expected to be charged with attempted murder. The boy is in stable condition after surgery. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a woman accused of stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the back three times as she tried to rob a Northern California bank is expected to be charged with attempted murder.

The boy is in stable condition after surgery.

San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus says 32-year-old Iyona Dzshae Hammond of Oakland went into a bank Monday, demanded money and then stabbed the boy. McManus said she was arrested with blood on her hands and scissors.

He says department policy prohibits releasing a motive.

Hammond is in custody and also expected to be charged with robbery at a court hearing Wednesday. She's accused of stealing money from a customer making a deposit.

A working telephone number for Hammond couldn't be found. The Alameda County Public Defender's Office says it's not currently representing her.