Teen charged in killing of 84-year-old women in her home
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 14-year-old has been charged in the killing of an 84-year-old woman who was found stabbed and beaten to death in her apartment, officials said.
Eva Fuld was found dead Monday afternoon, four days after authorities believe she was killed during a home invasion at her Syracuse apartment.
Jahkim Robinson was arraigned Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. The Associated Press is naming the juvenile defendant because of the seriousness of the crime and because he has been charged as an adult.
He was with other suspects when he knocked on Fuld’s door last Thursday afternoon. When she opened the door, they forced their way into the apartment, according to court papers reviewed by the Post-Standard of Syracuse.
Robinson is accused of stealing Fuld’s car after the home invasion.
Neither the district attorney nor the court records say whether Robinson is believed to have killed the woman, or if one of the other unnamed co-defendants did.
Prosecutors believe Robinson and the retired teacher were strangers.
It could not be immediately determined in Robinson had an attorney.