Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Give me the pills Grandma"

Cleveland man charged with stabbing his grandmother - Cleveland Metro News – The Latest Breaking News, Photos and Stories from The Plain Dealer -- There's a lot of weirdness going around lately, and it's not confined to Parma (see prior post, Judge Sentences Moron).

Posted by Mark Puente March 19, 2008 16:55PM

Breaking News, Crime

The man accused of trying to kill his grandmother for her prescription medicine has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated robbery.

Richard Wells, 20, was arrested Monday after he stabbed his grandmother, Helen Colvin, 59, in the face with a knife while she laid on her couch, according to a police report.
As Wells stabbed Colvin, he screamed: "Give me the pills Grandma," the report said.

Colvin blocked the knife many times, but she decided to give Wells the pills, which were in a sock tied to her underwear underneath her pajamas. Wells apologized to his grandmother after he got the pills, the report said.

Wells then stabbed Colvin one more time in the hand as she got up from the couch. He then admitted to police hat he cut her phone line so she could not call the police, the report said.

Colvin needed surgery on her hands and stitches to her face, the report said.

Wells told police that he uses cocaine. He said he was wrong for stabbing his grandmother and wouldn't be surprised if he received the death penalty, the report said.


  1. These are the people our parents warned us about. Reefer Madness wasn't too far off the mark--one thing leads to another.

    Lots of people are also selfish, self-indulgent, and self-destructive. Low self-esteem, little independence, always looking outside themselves--these are symptoms that crop up a lot today, in all types of dysfunctionality.

    Basically, this kid thought his needs trumped his grandmother's.