A patient at Torrance State Hospital in Derry Township is now facing charges of trying to kill another patient.
State Police were called out to the hospital Tuesday after a 59-year-old patient was assaulted. Staffers told troopers that they heard the victim scream and saw 12 stab wounds on her arms. The victim stated that her attacker, 19-year-old Shayla Maye Mitchell, pressed a shirt onto her face and Mitchell tried to stab her with a pen.
Mitchell admitted to police that she was trying to kill her because she was staring at her.
Mitchell is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated and simple assault and a preliminary hearing is set for November 7th.