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Largo woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing house-mate

LARGO — A Largo woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after she allegedly stabbed a house-mate with a hunting knife.

Kelly Colleen Potter, 34, was arrested at 12:43 a.m. Monday morning. Her victim was not identified by authorities. Potter was being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail.

According to an arrest affidavit, Potter was having an argument with the victim Sunday night, then punched the victim in the eye. The victim left and Potter locked the door, but the victim returned through a window and they resumed arguing.

Potter then retrieved a hunting knife from a bedroom, police said, and stabbed the victim in the left arm and left leg. The victim, "bleeding profusely," went across the street to get help from neighbors, police said.

Potter told officers she was acting in self defense, the affidavit states. The victim was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment.

Largo woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing house-mate 03/18/13 [Last modified: Monday, March 18, 2013 6:46pm]

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