Police: Wife stabs husband five times for texting friend

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown man is recovering from stab wounds he says he received from his wife after he texted a friend.

According to a police report, officers were called about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday to a house on Rutledge Drive on reports of a stabbing. When police arrived, they found a 54-year-old man conscious and bleeding in the bathroom.

The man told police his wife became angry after she found out that he texted a friend. The couple argued and the woman left the house, according to the report.

She returned several hours later and another argument ensued. The man said his wife went to the kitchen where she retrieved a butcher knife and told him she was going to stab him. The man said, “Do what you gotta do,” and she stabbed him five times in the upper torso, according to the report.

The man wrestled the knife away from his wife and she fled the scene.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and then transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Police officers said the man refused to press charges against his wife. However, police are investigating the case and charges still could be filed.

“If there is any other way we can prove that case we do,” said Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor Becky Doherty. “We do utilize other evidence even if the victim is uncooperative.”

The main evidence the police need is the wife’s side of the story and more evidence to prove that she did stab her husband.


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