Teenager Assaults Mother & Grandfather

As reported by Amanda Milkovits in the December 26, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a teenager girl has been charged with felony assault, resisting arrest and mayhem. The arrest stems from an incident in the girl's home, where she allegedly was trying to grab a knife. Both her mother and grandfather tried to stop her. She bit off part her mother's nose and pushed her grandfather down the stairs. She is currently being held at the Training School.

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-5-2, felony assault is defined as every person who shall make an assault or battery, or both, with a dangerous weapon, or with acid or other dangerous substance, or by fire, or an assault or battery which results in serious bodily injury.

(c) "Serious bodily injury" means physical injury that:

(1) Creates a substantial risk of death;

(2) Causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily part, member or organ; or

(3) Causes serious permanent disfigurement or circumcises, excises or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of a person.

The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for not more than twenty (20) years. Additional penalties of domestic violence counseling will also be imposed as this is a domestic violence crime.

Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 11-29-1, mayhem is defined as every person who shall voluntarily, maliciously or of purpose put out an eye, slit the nose, ear, or lip, or cut off, bite off, or disable any limb or member of another.

The penalties if convicted include imprisonment for not more than twenty (20) years nor less than one year.

If you or a family member has been charged with assault, disorderly conduct or other domestic violence crimes, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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