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Man Accused Of Attacking His Grandpa With Machete

A 76-year-old man is recovering from machete wounds at a North Carolina hospital after authorities say his grandson attacked and robbed him of his life savings.

Edward Benson told the Asheville Citizen-Times that he was cut in the head, face and arms during a struggle Wednesday night with his grandson, 26-year-old James Benson. The elder Benson said his grandson demanded $200,000 in cash from the family safe.

The elder Benson said his grandson recently married a woman from China, but was having problems getting her to the U.S. and needed money to pay an attorney.

The FBI has launched a nationwide search for James Benson, who they believe may be trying to leave the country. He's wanted on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted first-degree murder.


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