-- A 16-year old man has been charged with the second degree murder of
a 96-year old woman.
Willena Mae Stansell, 96,
Tillsonburg, was found Sunday stabbed to death in her apartment on 24
Oxford Street. A neighbor, 16, was arrested by Tillsonburg town police
and OPP on Sunday night at 6 p.m. He was remanded in custody until May
16 for a psychiatric examination when he appeared Monday in Woodstock
lived alone and her body was discovered by her daughters Erva Johnson,
66, of Kenmore, New York, and Hazel Reynolds, 74, R.R.3, Tillsonburg
at 10.50 a.m.
Dr. Raymond Kaillie said Stansell had been stubbed more than 35 times
and died from "a loss of blood from multiple and severe stab
wounds and abrasions."
Don Crowe said the town's 10,000 residents are in "a state of
shock" and added he can't remember [another] murder case in his
14 years on the force.
chief Henry Harley said police are still asking residents whether they
heard something during the attack. Police found a knife believed to be
the murder weapon in a garbage can outside the apartment building.