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75-year-old man stabbed while sleeping by granddaughter, friend in Rockingham County

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A 75-year-old man was violently attacked by his granddaughter and another youth early Sunday morning in a suspected murder attempt, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Eddie McAvoy, the victim, was treated and released with serious injuries.

At approximately 2 a.m., deputies responded to a stabbing on Rosedale Drive in Rockingham County. According to the sheriff, the 15-year-old granddaughter, who lived with the victim, and a 16-year-old male who reportedly identifies as a female, both attacked the home owner with knives while he was sleeping.

After the attack, both individuals fled the residence. They were located nearby Sunday afternoon on foot.

McAvoy was transported to Rockingham Memorial Hospital and later transferred to UVA hospital.

The two suspects, both juveniles, are being held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Verona. They are facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated malicious wounding and conspiracy to commit a felony.

No other information is available at this time.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.