DA: Medford teens charged with Attempted Murder after allegedly stabbing woman

A 13-year-old and 14-year-old are accused of plotting the stabbing. The victim was related to at least one of the youths.

Posted: Jan 29, 2020 4:21 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2020 5:29 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two teens face Attempted Murder charges after allegedly plotting the stabbing of a family member on Monday, according to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Around 1:30 a.m. on January 27, dispatch received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in an apartment on Western Avenue in Medford. Officers from Medford Police responded and saw one "youth" outside of the apartment, taking them into custody without incident.

Inside the apartment, the DA's Office said that officers found a woman lying on the floor, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers were able to provide first aid until paramedics could arrive and take her to the hospital. She is reportedly in stable condition.

Two more juveniles were inside the apartment with the victim.

"Investigation revealed one of the youths stabbed a family member and one of the other juveniles inside the apartment was involved in the planning and commission of the stabbing of the family member," the DA's Office said. "The second youth was also taken into custody. It was determined the third juvenile in the residence was not involved."

A 13-year-old and 14-year-old have both been charged with have been charged with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, and two counts of Criminal Conspiracy to commit Murder in the Second Degree. The 13-year-old also faces a charge for Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Both youths were arraigned on Tuesday in the Jackson County Juvenile Court. They both entered initial pleas of not guilty. A pre-trial date is set for February 7, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Due to Oregon law, the District Attorney's Office is not releasing further identifying information about the juveniles involved in the case.

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