‘I heard her scream’: Yakima woman describes horrific attack on 80-year-old mother
On Sunday, Aug. 26, Deborah was getting ready for church when she heard her doorbell ring. Within minutes, she would be on the phone with 911 as an intruder cut her 80-year-old mother’s throat.
Deborah told her story to KAPP-KVEW as a warning to others:
Chandler Ford, 23, of Union Gap was arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and first-degree burglary. Police say Ford broke into a home in the 900 block of South 53rd Avenue just after 8 a.m. Sunday and cut the neck of 80-year-old resident Barbara Borgen, who was treated and released from a local hospital. Neighbors called police, who struggled with Ford when they arrived on scene. During the struggle, police say Ford cut an officer in the face with a razor knife, who was treated and released from a local hospital Ford is being held in the Yakima County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.