On March 3, two teenage girls forced entrance into a residence in Concord, New Hampshire, at around 2:30 a.m. and assaulted a mother, her teenage daughter and the young girl's friend.
According to The Union Leader, 17-year-old Taylor Wilkins is being charged with second-degree assault, three counts of simple assault, burglary, obstructing the report of a crime and criminal mischief. Her accomplice, an unnamed 15-year-old, faces second-degree assault, simple assault, burglary and criminal threatening charges.
The suspects allegedly knocked loudly on the door of the Elm Street home and when the mother opened it, they pushed past her in search of the other girls occupying the residence. They then proceeded to assault the women in the house, leaving two of the three victims with serious but non-life threatening injuries after kicking, punching and choking them.
Local law enforcement official Lt. Timothy O'Malley told the source that it's clear the invasion was not a random attack, though they are still trying to determine exactly why the incident happened.
The Concord Monitor reports that Wilkins has a history of prior assault charges, which is part of the reason why Judge Gerard Boyle chose not to release her on personal recognizance at her arraignment on March 5.
Wilkins's mother, Charity Eddy, spoke to the judge on behalf of her daughter, highlighting some of the problems the teenager has been facing, including a hearing ailment.
"Because of her disability and everything else she has been dealing with, she's had a very hard time with school," Eddy said. "She's having a hard time with her teachers and all the extra help she needs. It's very stressful for her."
If your child has been accused of a crime in the Granite State, be sure to enlist the help of an experienced New Hampshire criminal lawyer. These professionals can work on your behalf to ensure that your teenager can move forward after making unfortunate mistakes.