Not guilty plea entered in screwdriver stabbing case

Published 5:45pm Saturday, August 3, 2013

An Albert Lea woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a screwdriver last month has pleaded not guilty to her charges.

Samantha Leah Freeman, 25, faces allegations of second- and third-degree assault, along with one count of misdemeanor domestic assault.

According to the court complaint, Freeman allegedly hit her boyfriend in the head with a hammer and broke his tooth before stabbing him in the chest and back with a screwdriver during an altercation at the 1200 block of St. Joseph Ave.

The incident reportedly took place after Freeman and her boyfriend had been playing pool together earlier in the evening and got into an argument.

The victim, who had gone to the emergency room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, at first denied Freeman had injured him. But after hearing she had accused him of injuring her hand, he attributed his injuries to her.

Three witnesses also reportedly saw Freeman with a screwdriver, according to court records.

Freeman is out of the Freeborn County jail on bond.


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