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Kyli Watts was walking along Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood around 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10 when the grisly assault took place, according to news station KTLA.
A 24-year-old Los Angeles woman is recovering from a traumatic brain injury after a homeless man stabbed her in the head with a pair of gardening shears in an unprovoked attack, authorities said.
The alleged stabber, Jonathan Cole, 30, stabbed a pair of gardening shears with 4-inch blades into the back of Watts’ head as they walked by on the street, police said.
Watts ran to a nearby restaurant with the gun still embedded in her skull and called for help before collapsing.
Restaurant staff were able to call 911, and Watts was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Watts was randomly attacked while walking in broad daylight in North Hollywood.
After the attack, she immediately called her mother, a psychiatric nurse in North Carolina.
Despite the horrific nature of the crime, her mother said she understood that what happened to her daughter was a “social and systemic failure” and that more must be done to help those living on the streets and struggling. against mental illness.
Her mother, Amy Watts, said they had been a foster family for 15 years and had experience caring for people with serious mental illness.
“She understands that this is a very sick person,” her mother said.
“This is an issue that we as a society have to look at and figure out what’s next,” she said. “Because this will continue to get worse.”
Watts underwent surgery for a traumatic brain injury and remains in the hospital. She faces a difficult road to recovery and will likely face more long-term problems with her balance and vision as a result.
Adding to the brutal attack, Watts was just laid off from her job in tech recruiting, for which she moved to Los Angeles a few weeks ago and currently has no health insurance, according to a GoFundMe created on her behalf.
Based on the fundraiser, Watts is likely to remain in the hospital for the next two weeks.
Recent crime statistics show that several major US cities, including Los Angeles, are on track to surpass last year’s already staggering violent crime rates. Over the past year, the number of homicides that took place in the city increased by 7 percent.
Cole is in custody where she faces possible charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.