A 71-year-old woman was stabbed at her home in Orange, Massachusetts, Monday, prosecutors said, and a man she knows has been arrested.
Prosecutors said the suspected stabber, 29-year-old James Gonzalez of Orange, was set to face charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Tuesday, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.
The woman was hospitalized but is expected to survive the stabbing that took place Monday afternoon, prosecutors said. They didn't provide more details about what's alleged to have taken place in the incident.
Gonzalez was arraigned Tuesday out of Orange District Court, but due to coronavirus concerns and questions about his competency, he was not physically present, prosecutors said.
Charges against Gonzalez include armed assault to murder, armed assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, all against a person 60 or older. Additionally, he is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Gonzalez is being held without bail and remained at Bridgewater State Hospital Tuesday for further evaluation, the district attorney's office said. His next court date is Feb. 12.