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St. Petersburg woman accused of stabbing boyfriend with butcher knife

A St. Petersburg woman arrested Tuesday and charged with stabbing her boyfriend with a butcher knife was on probation for stabbing a woman in 2010.

Police said Teresa Williams, 50, attacked her longtime boyfriend, Willie Lynn, 63, about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after the pair argued in the bedroom of her home on Newton Avenue S. Williams stabbed Lynn in the right side of his chest, puncturing his lung and possibly damaging his liver, police said.

Lynn managed to wander out of the home and to the front of a MetroPCS store nearby, where a group of men he regularly plays cards with saw him and called police.

A police spokesman said Lynn's injuries were considered life-threatening.

Williams was charged with aggravated battery in 2010 after police said she stabbed a woman outside a liquor store. She pleaded guilty in August 2011 and was sentenced to three years of probation.

In 2012, she was arrested in a domestic battery case after police said she hit Lynn in the face with a milk crate. Prosecutors later dropped the case.

Police said that after she was arrested, Williams admitted stabbing Lynn and said he had slapped her before the stabbing.

She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and violation of probation and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where she remained Wednesday in lieu of bail.

St. Petersburg woman accused of stabbing boyfriend with butcher knife 01/22/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:34pm]
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