Attempted murder charge laid in Ganatchio Trail assault investigation

A 21-year-old man accused of a vicious attack on a 75-year-old woman on the Ganatchio Trail has now been charged with attempted murder.

21-year-old suspect had already been charged with aggravated assault

Mayor Drew Dilkens is planning a walk on the Ganatchio Trail Sunday in support of a 75-year-old woman who was assaulted on Sept. 8. (Melissa Nakhavoly/CBC)

A 21-year-old man accused of a vicious attack on a 75-year-old woman on the Ganatchio Trail has now been charged with attempted murder. 

Anne Widholm was attacked and left unconscious on the east Windsor trail early in the morning on Oct. 8. She remains in hospital in critical condition. 

Officials called the attack "random" and vicious. Hundreds attended a walk on the trail a week after the attack to show their support for Widholm. 

The suspect had previously been charged with one count of aggravated assault. He remains in custody.