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Local Woman Charged In Attack On Great-Grandparents

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
Vanessa Leann Wilkerson (Jail photo)

Vanessa Leann Wilkerson (Jail photo)

WACO (June 21, 2013)-A Waco woman was in the McLennan County Jail Friday facing a series of charges in connection with an attack on her great-grandparents.

Vanessa Leann Wilkerson, 38, was arrested Thursday at an apartment in the 1300 block of Austin Avenue in Waco on a warrant charging injury to the elderly serious bodily injury family violence, injury to the elderly bodily injury family violence, assault bodily injury family violence and interfering with an emergency call.

The charges stem from an incident on May 16 during which an 88-year-old woman, her 65-year-old husband and another 59-year-old woman were beaten, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Swanton said officers were sent to an address on McKenzie Avenue after an elderly woman reported that her great-granddaughter had come to her house demanding money.

The elderly woman was taken to a local hospital and was treated for a broken arm, Swanton said.

She told officers the woman had also assaulted a 65-year-old man and another 59-year-old woman.


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