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Woman charged in Fredericksburg stabbing
By KEITH EPPS
A Fredericksburg woman was charged with a stabbing a man Wednesday, even though the victim told police that somebody else did it.
Keyzha Benson, 24, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
According to police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe, police were called about 11:30 a.m. and told that a woman had just stabbed a man at Forest Village Apartments and that the man was on the way to the hospital with a friend.
The victim, a 25-year-old King George County resident, suffered a punctured lung after being stabbed in the left side of his torso with an unknown object.
Police contacted the hospital before the victim even got there, Bledsoe said. The victim told police that he was robbed outside the 7-Eleven in Bragg Hill and stabbed by an unknown man.
But multiple witnesses told police that Benson did the stabbing during an argument that started inside and apartment and ended up outside. Benson, who was described as the “occasional girlfriend” of the victim, was found at the apartment complex, where she lives.
Bledsoe said police have not determined what the argument stemmed from. Aggravated malicious wounding is a serious felony charge that carries a potential life sentence.