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Bail set at $500,000 for woman accused of trying to murder her grandmother

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A woman accused of first-degree attempted murder in the stabbing of her grandmother made a preliminary appearance in Thurston County Superior Court this week.

Bianca R. Cram had been wanted by authorities in connection with an attack on her grandmother earlier this month. Cram was later taken into custody in Cowlitz County and transferred to the Thurston County Jail on Jan. 7.

Cram appeared in court Wednesday; bail was set at $500,000, according to court records.

Charging documents give this account:

About 3 a.m. Jan. 2, deputies were called to a Thurston County home where they found Cram’s grandmother with multiple stab wounds to her back and neck and the blade of a kitchen knife still impaled in her back. The handle was missing.

The grandmother told a detective at the hospital that she was reading in bed when Cram came into her room and accused her of “having a sanctuary where she was killing people and selling their body parts.”

When the grandmother denied the accusation, she said Cram attacked her. Cram fled before deputies arrived, she said.

After Cram was transferred to the Thurston County jail, a detective interviewed her. Cram “started off her statement by saying she could speak to animals. One of the dogs at her grandmother’s house told her that her father and grandmother were killing humans and eating the meat,” the detective reported.

If Cram posts bail, one of the conditions of her release is to have a mental health evaluation.

Arraignment is set for Jan. 22.

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