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Police: Pasco woman stabbed fiance with screwdriver

NEW PORT RICHEY — Regina Cassie Ritter held a gun to her fiance's neck, her finger on the trigger, authorities said.

"All you had to do was leave me alone and let me sleep," she yelled about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a New Port Richey police report.

Then she pulled the trigger — but no shots came out, police said, because the gun was jammed.

The couple had also argued earlier that night, the report said. Ritter slapped her fiance and stabbed him in the chest with a screwdriver, authorities said.

Ritter, 25, was arrested early Sunday on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, use of a firearm while under the influence and criminal mischief. She told officers she had taken Xanax before drinking a few beers that night.

She was taken to Land O'Lakes jail, where she remained Monday without bail.

Police: Pasco woman stabbed fiance with screwdriver 08/15/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 15, 2011 5:44pm]
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