MILFORD - Milford police say an 80-year-old woman is in stable condition after being stabbed and nearly strangled by her son's girlfriend.

They say Kimberly Daniel, 44, put a plastic bag over Joan Forgette's head and stabbed her in the chest with scissors early this morning on Christine Terrace.

Police say Forgette was able to call 911.

When police arrived, they say the victim's son, Dana Forgette, 44, lied about where Daniel was and tampered with the scissors and plastic bag used in his mother's alleged assault.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where she is being treated for multiple stab wounds.