Evesham teen indicted in samurai-style attack

Camden Courier Post – February 21, 1985

MOUNT HOLLY — A 15-year-old Evesham youth yesterday was indicted by a Burlington County grand Jury in connection with the Nov. 9 samurai-style sword attack on two elderly neighbors.

Steven M. Mazzola, of 9 Carriage Lane, will be tried as an adult on two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of burglary and two weapons charges.

Mazzola, who is free on $50,000 bail, faces trial Dec. 22 by Superior Court Judge Anthony P. Tunney Jr. in connection with the attack on Angelo A. Levecchia, 72, and his 59-year-old wife Antoinette in the bedroom of the couple’s home in the township’s Woodstream section.

Mazzola is charged with breaking into the couple’s home at about 1 a.m. and while dressed in a black Ninja oufit [sic] and mask, attacking the couple with a 3-foot-long samurai sword.

Authorities said Mazzola had watched the movie “Revenge of the Ninja” shortly before the attack.

Mazzola was permitted to leave jail provided he stay in his grandparents’ Cherry Hill home and not leave without parental supervision. He also prohibited from attending Evesham schools.

While the woman was treated and released at Garden State Community Hospital, Marlton, for injuries sustained in the attack, her husband was

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