CRIME

Mississippi woman allegedly stabbed by 13-year-old who cut her ear off

A Mississippi teen has been charged after he allegedly stabbed an elderly woman and cut her ear off.

Corey Smith, 13, was charged in connection with an attack that left a 61-year-old Jackson resident in critical condition and without an ear, KMBC reported.

The unidentified woman was reportedly attacked at her home late Tuesday night. A family member told KMBC that after she parked her car and walked toward her house, a man ran over to her, cut her ear off and stabbed her multiple times.

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The man then reportedly stole the elderly woman’s purse and car keys before driving off in her car.

Police said the woman was found in a pool of blood, according to the station. She underwent two surgeries Wednesday and is expected to undergo a third.

Smith was charged as an adult with aggravated assault, auto theft and armed robbery.