Guilford teen charged in random attack heads back to court

Guilford teen charged in random attack heads back to court



STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager charged with stabbing a woman at random in the parking lot of a beauty spa is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Ellis Tibere, 18, of Guilford, faces charges including attempted murder in connection with the attack Jan. 6 in Westport.

The 33-year-old victim, a Greenwich resident, was sitting in her car prior to an appointment when someone with a knife and wearing a mask opened the door, police said. Tibere told police he waited for more than three hours in the parking lot before putting on a black mask and attacking the woman, according to an arrest affidavit.

Tibere had fled the scene by the time officers arrived, but was arrested a short distance away based on witness descriptions of his vehicle.

Tibere was ordered to undergo a competency evaluation at a court appearance two days after the attack, based on the recommendation of his own attorney.

“I am strongly concerned for my client,” his attorney, Wesley Mead, said.

Tibere has been held on $1 million bond since his arrest.


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