BELFAST — A Maine man accused of robbing and kidnapping a 72-year-old woman before slashing her throat and leaving her for dead has pleaded guilty to all charges.

Twenty-two-year-old Stanley Ward, who appeared in court on Tuesday, is due to be sentenced next month for robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder.

Prosecutors say Ward knew the victim, Patricia Moss, because his father used to mow her lawn. He’s accused of binding her hands, forcing her into her car and driving her to a camper where he cut her throat. Moss eventually regained consciousness and crawled to a road for help.

The Bangor Daily News says the victim was in court Tuesday. She says Belfast is a safe place and that she fell victim to “a really bad person.”

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