Maritza Yauger Wiki – Maritza Yauger Biography

A 65-year-old grandmother, identified as Maritza Yauger was arrested and charged with attempted murder and attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her seven-year-old granddaughter. Yauger stabbed her granddaughter more than a dozen times, leaving her with deep cuts to her windpipe and the left side of her chest. According to police, the girl is now stable and she is expected to survive.

According to the Daily News, the stabbing took place Tuesday morning, February 21, at Yauger’s home at 1317 Clinton Ave near E 169th St in Morrisania around 8:15 a.m. Yauger’s son found her niece, who was visiting her grandmother at the time of the attack and is staying with her parents in New Jersey, bleeding on a bed, News 12 The Bronx reports.

Following this, he called the police, who rushed to the scene and took the girl to Lincoln Hospital. Police added that the girl’s four-year-old sister was also present at the scene but was not injured, the Daily News reports. She recovered the knife the suspect allegedly used to stab her granddaughter.


Maritza Yauger Age

The age of Maritza Yauger is 65 years.

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Maritza Yauger stabs granddaughter

However, friends and neighbors are confused as to what led to this attack. Eva Devers, 66, a friend of Yauger’s, said, according to the New York Post, “She adored that girl. I said, ‘No way!’ She loved that girl, she loved her so much.” Maria Castillo, a hairstylist, said Yauger brought her granddaughter to the salon to be pampered. “She adored her granddaughter. do you give everything?’ She says, ‘I have two sons. I don’t have a daughter. I loved my granddaughter. I give her everything,’” Castillo recalled as she spoke of Yauger.

While a store worker, Víctor Ramírez, explained: “When her mother died, she became, you know, different. Since then, she was not the same person. She was depressed, sad.” Adding to this, Castillo said that she “became calmer and looked different. She would laugh more before. When her mother passed away she changed”.


Yauger was charged following a psychological evaluation at St Barnabas Hospital, according to NY1. She remains hospitalized and faces charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. There is no record that the Children’s Services Administration is involved with the family, and police are still looking into what caused the 65-year-old woman to stab her granddaughter.Read More…..

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