Woman charged with trying to kill 8-year-old boy
Police have arrested a Landover, Md., woman who they say tried to kill an 8-year-old boy.
Prince George's County police say they were called to the 6700 block of Munsey Street in Landover at about 8 a.m. and learned that Helen Marie Newsome had broken into a home there and attacked the boy, who has been identified in media reports as Jacob Soliz-Amaya.
ABC7 reports Newsome, 26, had been hiding in Jacob's closet for more than 12 hours before the boy's father left for work on Saturday, according to police.
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Police say Jacob is a "hero" for fighting off Newsome.