Cleveland man stabs his grandmother

Police say Richard Wells stabbed his grandmother to get her pain medication.
Police say Richard Wells stabbed his grandmother to get her pain medication.
Helen Colvin was seriously injured, but survived the attack.
Helen Colvin was seriously injured, but survived the attack.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Richard Wells was living with his grandmother, but police say he cut his grandmother's phone line Monday then went into her room and started stabbing her.

The reason police say was to get her pain medication.

Family members say Well's grandmother was willing to take care of her grandson when no one else would. Carolyn Colvin, the victim's daughter-in-law said, "It's just unbelievable... she's taken care of him for years."

Helen Colvin was seriously injured, but survived the attack. Wells faces charges Tuesday morning.

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