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Teen Accused of Stabbing an Elderly Woman Now Considered Adult

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PORTLAND (Kiii News) -

A Portland teen accused of brutally attacking an elderly woman, stabbing her in her sleep, is now being considered an adult.

Dalton Howlet, 16, has been arrested and is facing several charges, including attempted capital murder.

Back in June, investigators say Howlet broke into a home and stabbed a 70-year old woman while she was sleeping. Officers say they caught the boy after following a trail of blood to his nearby home.

During that arrest, a Portland Police Officer's gun accidentally fired, striking Howlet in the leg.