'Grandma' wanted in screwdriver stabbing

July 18, 2008 12:46:05 PM PDT
A 63-year-old woman is wanted for questioning in the fatal stabbing of a man who let her stay in his home in the Stapleton section of the Staten Island.Authorities say Ruth Wade, whose nickname is "Grandma," is wanted for allegedly stabbing 44-year-old Henry Showard three times with a screwdriver Thursday night.

Wade had reportedly been staying with Showard and his wife in their third-floor apartment. She was taken in by the couple after a recent eviction from her residence, according to authorities.

The suspect fled the scene, police said.

Wade has a prior arrest for hacking a man in the head with a meat cleaver and threatening another with a steak knife, police said. She has numerous other prior arrests.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Bill King


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