Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend in Arlington

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An Arlington woman was charged Tuesday with stabbing her boyfriend of two years in the back, Pittsburgh police said.

Officers from the city's Zone 3 station were called to a home in the 200 block of Sterling Street about 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Dennis Lawson, 32, also of Arlington told police he and his girlfriend, Twanda Henderson, 29, had argued, and he asked her to leave and started placing her belongings on the porch, according to a criminal complaint. The fight became physical outside, he told police, and she stabbed him in the back with a 5-to-6 inch steak knife inside his home, the complaint states.

He was in serious but stable condition when he was treated at UPMC Mercy for the wound near his right shoulder, a cut on his right wrist and a bite to his right forearm, according to the criminal complaint. Police had not charged Mr. Lawson as of Tuesday night, according to online court records.

Ms. Henderson told police she stabbed her boyfriend because he beat her and broke her phone, but police did not find any signs of injury on her, Cmdr. Catherine McNeilly said. She said officials took Ms. Henderson to a local hospital for an evaluation and she was then lodged in the Allegheny County Jail. She faces charges of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

First Published June 24, 2014 12:00 AM

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