PONTIAC, MI – A Pontiac woman is being held in the Oakland County Jail on a charge of assault with intent to murder in Sunday’s stabbing of her 75-year-old grandfather.
Shanitra Lashay Seay, 27, was arraigned on the charge Tuesday in 50th District Court. Judge Cynthia Walker entered a not guilty plea for Seay and set her bond at $70,000 cash, surety or 10 percent, which would allow Seay’s release if she posts $7,000. A conviction on the charge carries up to life in prison.
Seay is accused of stabbing her grandfather repeatedly while he slept in his apartment at the Phoenix Place Apartments, 47251 Woodward Ave. in Pontiac. The man suffered stab wounds to his head, face, cheek, tongue, neck and chest. He is in critical condition at a local hospital. The grandfather had allowed Seay to stay in the apartment because she told him she had no place to live.
Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the apartment complex on May 9 at 12:08 a.m. to investigate a report that a woman was bleeding, carrying a knife and said someone tried to kill her. Deputies found Seay in the lobby of the apartment complex. She told them she stabbed a man who was attempting to kill her. Deputies interviewed the grandfather who said he was sleeping when his granddaughter attacked him.
Seay’s next appearance in 50th District Court is May 20 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Michael Martinez. She had been on a personal bond on a charge of unlawfully driving away an automobile.