Police in Cedar Grove charged a house guest with attempted murder after authorities found a Sunrise Terrace woman stabbed in bed about 15 times early Tuesday morning.
According to police, Ms. Tanya Spears, 60, of Cumming, Georgia, was also charged with aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
According to Cedar Grove authorities, police responded to a call from the victim's husband just after 3:55a.m
Officers arrived and found the 86-year-old victim on the second floor, lying in bed and bleeding heavily police said.
According to police the Spears stabbed the elderly woman approximately 15 times.
The officers immediately began controlling the victim's bleeding. She was taken to an area trauma center where she remained in critical condition.
Police found Spears in a first floor bedroom and took her into custody. She was taken to the Essex County Jail to await a bail hearing, the chief said.
Authorities did not state the relationship between the victim and Spears.