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Woman stabbed by girlfriend for not having dinner ready, police say

The alleged victim was trying to kick her out of the house for sleeping all day, not cooking dinner.

August 30, 2011|By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

A 24-year-old Glendale woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stabbing her girlfriend during an argument over not having dinner ready on time, police said.

The woman, Stephanie Trujillo, was taken into custody early Saturday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after being treated at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for a cut to her left forearm, according to Glendale police.

Trujillo allegedly told police “I did not think that knife was sharp. I didn’t mean to stab her. I just wanted to scare her,” according to an incident report.

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Paramedics treated Trujillo’s girlfriend, whose name wasn’t released, for a stab wound to her Woman stabbed girlfriendupper left thigh, according to police reports.

The girlfriend reportedly told police that Trujillo was sleeping all day inside their apartment on the 300 block of Burchett Street, so she tried to kick her out upon returning home from work and noticing that dinner hadn’t been made.

That’s when Trujillo allegedly grabbed a 4-inch knife and threatened to hurt herself.

Trujillo told police that her girlfriend charged at her with a closed fist, so she stabbed her in the thigh.

A struggle over control of the knife ensued.

When the girlfriend yelled out to her roommate that she was stabbed and to call police, Trujillo allegedly fled on foot. She later returned and was arrested.

Trujillo allegedly resisted officers as they tried to handcuff her, and they forced her inside the patrol car, according to the incident report.

She allegedly told police that she threw the knife in bushes several blocks away from the apartment, but was unable to lead officers to the knife.

 
 

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