A Massachusetts woman accused of running her ex-boyfriend over with her car and then stabbing him said she attacked her ex-partner because he had cheated on her, according to police.
Lashonda Warner, 27, has been charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car and knife), and leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury.
Boston police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Manchester Street in Mattapan on December 23 around 9:30 p.m.
They found a 28-year-old man bleeding from a stab wound to the abdomen. A witness told police a silver Honda Accord did a three-point turn on the street, struck two vehicles, and then struck the victim. Police followed a blood trail and found a pink folding knife, covered in blood, on the street.
Medical first responders transported the victim to Boston Medical Center, where he remained in the ICU until Tuesday.
Police sent a description of the vehicle and shortly thereafter, State Police stopped a vehicle matching the description on Interstate 93 North near exit 15B. The soldiers saw blood on the front grill.
The driver, Warner, later admitted to police that she had beaten and stabbed the victim because he had told her he was unfaithful.
“The actions people take when they receive unwanted news can make a bad situation much worse for everyone involved, as is the case here,” Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said. “This woman’s actions have had a dramatic impact on her life and the life of the victim.”
Warner is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail. The Dorchester judge also ordered Warner to stay away and have no contact with the victim.
Warner will return to court on March 24 for a pretrial hearing.