Milwaukee man charged with stabbing woman in Columbia St. Mary's Hospital parking garage

Posted at 1:08 PM, Apr 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 03:09:28-04

MILWAUKEE -- A 53-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after police say he stabbed a woman during a robbery in the Columbia St. Mary's Hospital parking structure this past week on Milwaukee's east side. 

According to the criminal complaint, James Anthony Dedrew stabbed a 56-year-old woman 14 times and badly beat her -- leaving her with a broken eye orbital, punctured lung, and an injured spleen. 

The victim was returning to her car on the third floor of the parking garage on April 3after visiting her mother in the hospital. Despite her complying with the suspect’s demands, Debrew continued to assault her. 

Dedrew is now charged with the following counts:
•    Attempt first-degree intentional homicide, habitual criminality repeated, user of a dangerous weapon
•    Armed robbery (use of force), habitual criminality repeater

Dedrew could face up to 60 years in prison for the attempted first-degree intentional homicide -- and up to six years for the armed robbery charge.