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Norwalk teen accused of stabbing brother in back

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Nov 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM

A Norwalk teen is charged with felonious assault in connection with stabbing her brother in the back Monday.

Katelyn N. Taylor, 18, of 408 S. Old State Road, Apt. 25, was arrested after the Norwalk police and fire departments and North Central EMS responded to her apartment.

Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 5:07 p.m. about a male victim who reportedly had been stabbed.

"Kyle Taylor, 20, was found inside the residence and had been stabbed. Kyle was alone when officers arrived and refused to tell the officers who stabbed him," said Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton, who investigated the case with Sgt. Seth Fry.

North Central transported the victim to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where it was learned he had a punctured lung.

During a brief and thorough investigation, officers came into contact with Katelyn Taylor, the victim's sister.

"During an interview with Katelyn, she displayed signs of deception and a small amount of blood was observed on her sweatshirt. Katelyn was detained and it was later learned she had stabbed Kyle with a kitchen knife," Fulton said.

Police secured the crime scene and obtained a search warrant for the residence.

"Inside the residence, officers recovered the weapon used and an article of clothing worn by Kyle when he was stabbed," Fulton said.

"During an interview with Kyle at Fisher-Titus hospital, he told investigators he was stabbed by his sister, Katelyn Taylor. It was learned their mother, Gwendolyn O'Donnell had witnessed this incident, but fled the scene prior to the officers arrival," the detective continued.

Police located O'Donnell, who told investigators Katelyn had stabbed Kyle during an argument.

"Katelyn Taylor later admitted to this crime and was booked into the Huron County Jail on a charge of felonious assault," Fulton said.

If convicted of the third-degree felony, Taylor faces two to eight years in prison. At Tuesday's bond hearing, Norwalk Municipal Court Judge Eric Weisenburger set the suspect's bail at $50,000 and prohibited her from having any direct or indirect association with her brother.

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