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Police: Girlfriend Slashed Stamford Man With Kitchen Knife

Karina Martinez, 36, of Stamford was charged after she slashed her boyfriend with a knife during an argument.
Karina Martinez, 36, of Stamford was charged after she slashed her boyfriend with a knife during an argument. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man was slashed with a knife by his girlfriend during an argument over the lack of quality time the two were spending together, police Sgt. Sean Scanlan said.

According to Scanlan, the victim and Karina Martinez, 36, had been arguing in the morning about not spending enough time together and continued the fight after he returned home later that day. During the second portion of the argument, she picked up a kitchen knife with an 8-inch blade and began swinging it, Scanlan said. He tried to grab it from her and received two cuts to his arm, the sergeant said.

Martinez was not swinging the knife at him but was swinging it erratically, Scanlan said.

The two have been together for six or seven years and have a 4-year-old son together, the sergeant said. One of the two also has a 15-year-old daughter, who was also in the house at the time of the incident, he said.

She was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct, police said. She was held on $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court July 3.

Police seized a .22-caliber rifle from the home for “safekeeping,” Scanlan said. He described the gun as “rusted” and looked as though it had not been used in years.

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