House guest accused of stabbing, strangling Braddock Hills woman |
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Megan Guza

A Braddock Hills woman remained in critical condition Monday after she was stabbed in the neck earlier in the day, according to Allegheny County police.

The incident happened about noon at an apartment in Brinton Towers on Locust Street, according to Sgt. Venerando Costa.

Inside the apartment, police and EMS found a 58-year-old woman with stab wounds to her neck, Costa said.

As officers arrived, they saw a man sitting on a bench outside the apartment with blood on his clothing, Costa said. He was later identified as Anthony Lewis Hawkins, 56.

Investigators found that Hawkins had slept at the victim’s apartment overnight, and the pair argued on Monday morning, Costa said. The argument turned violent, and Hawkins allegedly strangled and stabbed the woman.

Costa said the woman managed to pull an alarm inside the apartment. A staff member came to the apartment and interrupted the assault.

Hawkins is charged with aggravated assault, strangulation and attempted homicide.

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