Louisiana student is arrested after stabbing her date in her dorm room

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The 18-year-old college student who stabbed her date eight times in her dorm, seriously injuring him, has been banned from the University of Louisiana

  • Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, was detained by Southeastern Louisiana University Police after officers found Draven Upchurch
  • Upon arrival, authorities found that Upchurch – a student at Louisiana State University – had been stabbed eight times
  • Police have not yet released a motive for the attack
  • The police report describes the couple as ‘dating partners’ and Johnson is said to have been ‘concerned’ in her demeanor.
  • Johnson has since been tied from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and has been temporarily suspended by the university

A female college student in Louisiana has been charged with an aggravated battery after she repeatedly stabbed a man she had on Saturday night before a date in her dorm on campus.

Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, was detained by Southeastern Louisiana University police after agents responded to a call about the stabbing incident on the third floor of Louisiana Hall.

Upon arrival, authorities found Draven Upchurch – a student at Louisiana State University – stabbed several times, WVUE reports.

Elizabeth Grace Johnson

Draven Upchurch

Draven Upchurch

Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, was detained by Southeastern Louisiana University Police after officers found Draven Upchurch

Upon arrival, authorities found that Upchurch - a student at Louisiana State University - had been stabbed eight times

Upon arrival, authorities found that Upchurch - a student at Louisiana State University - had been stabbed eight times

Upon arrival, authorities found that Upchurch – a student at Louisiana State University – had been stabbed eight times

Police have not yet released a motive for the attack, but the incident is currently under investigation by the SLU PD.

The police report describes the couple as ‘dating partners’ and Johnson is said to have been ‘concerned’ in her behavior.

Both were taken to North Oaks Medical Center for treatment before Johnson, of Folsom, was detained and charged.

She has since been bound from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and has been temporarily suspended by the university.

‘This incident is still under investigation and the student will go through both the appropriate university disciplinary process and the criminal justice system process,’ campus spokesman Mike Rivault wrote

‘The university process can lead to disciplinary measures up to and including deportation, but that has not yet been completed.’

Upchurch's mom, Angie D. Autin-Fasullo, has opened up her corporate Facebook account to share updates on how her son is doing

Upchurch's mom, Angie D. Autin-Fasullo, has opened up her corporate Facebook account to share updates on how her son is doing

Upchurch’s mother, Angie D. Autin-Fasullo, has opened her Facebook account to share updates on how her son is doing

Upchurch’s mother, Angie D. Autin-Fasullo, has used her corporate Facebook account to share updates on how her son is doing.

The mother said the student had been stabbed eight times, five of which “made contact with vital organs.” Contact was made with his lungs, colon, and stomach.

Autin-Fasullo described Upchurch and Johnson as ‘well known’.

Her last update, on April 7, indicated that Upchurch’s “ surgery was going great, ” adding that he no longer needed oxygen and that his abdomen was closed.

The Blood Center collects blood for the student.

The Blood Center collects blood for the student

The Blood Center collects blood for the student

The Blood Center collects blood for the student

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