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St. Petersburg woman seriously injured in stabbing

Police say the attacker, Lonnie Lavine, lives in a detached shed behind the victim’s home.
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Published Dec. 21, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg woman was hospitalized with serious injuries Friday night after she was stabbed by a man living on her property, police said.

Both the woman and her attacker were still at the Coquina Key home, located at 4061 Porpoise Drive SE, when St. Petersburg police officers arrived at about 7:30 p.m. The agency has not released the woman’s name, but said she was found with several stab wounds and rushed to the nearby Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital.

Police arrested Lonnie Ray Lavine, 64, on a charge of attempted second-degree murder, records show. Lavine was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital with minor injuries to his hand, but was discharged later that evening and booked into the Pinellas County Jail before midnight.

Police said they are still in the early stages of their investigation. Lavine lives in an unattached shed behind the injured woman’s home. The two are not in a relationship, police said, but argued before the stabbing.

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