April 03, 2011
Baltimore, MD (The Weekly Vice) - Hassanhii Garrett, a 14-year-old Maryland boy has been jailed after he nearly beat his grandmother to death with a hammer.
According to Baltimore Police, Garrett was getting ready for school Thursday morning when he retrieved a hammer from a second-story bathroom, walked into his grandmother's bedroom and began beating her in the head with a hammer as she slept.
Investigators say Garrett continued beating her with the hammer until she woke up. That's when he allegedly took to beating her in the face with both a hammer and his fists.
Police were dispatched to the grisly scene after Garrett called 911. Officers were greeted at the door by Garrett who told them his grandmother was upstairs. The woman was found in a pool of her own blood in an upstairs bathroom. Blood was found smeared and spattered on the walls and carpet between the woman's bedroom and the bathroom where she was found barely alive.
She was rushed to an area hospital with multiple head injuries and in critical condition.
Investigators are puzzled as to what made Garrett snap. He has reportedly never had problems with the law before and maintains good grades in school.
"They were always quiet," stated a neighbor. "No arguments, no fights. you never know what happens to make a person do something like that."
The victim, identified as Shirley Garrett, reportedly fought for custody of the boy when his mother passed away in 2002.
Garrett told detectives that he attacked his grandmother because he "was upset about the way his grandmother was treating him" and decided to attack her in her sleep.
He was booked into jail on felony adult charges of first and second-degree attempted murder, first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a dangerous weapon.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 9:37:00 PM
Hassanhii Garrett Suddenly Snapped - Jailed After Bludgeoning Grandmother's Head With Hammer