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NY boardinghouse resident charged in attack

November 6, 2013
Associated Press

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old man has been charged with attacking a woman who rented rooms in a Hudson Valley boardinghouse, where the victim was beaten and thrown down some stairs.

Police in the city of Newburgh tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown ( ) that Jose Mejia was renting a room at the house when he knocked on the woman's door and demanded her credit card and personal identification numbers at knife-point.

Officers say Mejia cut the woman's neck and face, then threw her down some stairs when she fought back. The woman suffered a broken leg, ribs and collarbone in Sunday's early morning attack.

Mejia fled the scene but was later found in Newburgh and charged with assault and attempted robbery. It couldn't immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.


Information from: The Times Herald-Record,



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