September 29, 2010

Anitra Hankins - Jailed After Allegedly Tying Autistic Child’s Feet Together, Stabbing Him Repeatedly

Modesto, California (The Weekly Vice) - Anitra Hankins, a 36-year-old Modesto woman, was arrested Monday after she allegedly tied her autistic son's legs together and then began stabbing him repeatedly.

According to Modesto Police, Hankins called 911 to report that her 13-year-old son was injured.

When officer's arrived, they found Hankins' son on the floor of her apartment with his feet still tied together and multiple stab wounds that were bleeding profusely.

Investigators found Hankins in the apartment covered in blood and in an apparent state of shock. She reportedly did not cooperate with police or give an explanation for the violent attack.

Neighbors stated that Hankins previously took good care of the boy, bathing him, feeding him, dressing him and attending to his general needs.

The victim was rushed to a medical center in Modesto where officers say he underwent several hours of surgery. His condition has been upgraded to serious but stable condition.

Hankins was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of attempted homicide and torture. According to the jail roster, bail is set at $580,000.

Lacy Black
The Weekly Vice

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