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“He went berserk:” Neighbor says woman clinging to life after attempted murder-suicide in Johnson Creek

JOHNSON CREEK -- A woman is clinging to life after allegedly being beaten by her own grandson! Neighbors and Jefferson County Sheriff's officials said he hit her with a baseball bat before taking his own life.

It happened early Monday morning, January 16th in Johnson Creek.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Sheriff's officials said around 4:39 a.m. Monday, dispatchers received a 911 call regarding an 81-year-old woman. The caller stated: "My grandma is hurt. She has blood on her head and her pillow. There is a baseball bat on the floor next to her."

The caller advised that her 25-year-old boyfriend, the grandson of the wounded woman, just shot himself.

"The whole house had blood all over it! Just a mess -- a complete, big mess," Kathleen Wisniewski said.

It happened at the Village Terrace mobile home community.

Murder-suicide in Johnson Creek

Wisniewski said her neighbor and best friend was beaten with a baseball bat.

"He hit her in the face, the head, back, leg, arms -- just about all over," Wisniewski said.

According to Wisniewski, the suspect in this case "went berserk."

Kathleen Wisniewski

Kathleen Wisniewski

"She raised him. The last few months, he hasn`t been really good," Wisniewski said.

The 81-year-old woman and 25-year-old man were taken to the hospital, where the man was pronounced dead.

Sheriff's officials said an initial investigation has revealed the grandson attacked his grandmother with an aluminum baseball bat and then shot himself with a handgun.

Murder-suicide in Johnson Creek

Wisniewski said she is praying for her friend, who has had several surgeries.

"She`s alive. She`s alive," Wisniewski said.

The motive for this attack is unknown.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

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