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Woman charged with attacking ex-girlfriend with knife in Waukesha apartment

Woman could face up to 13 1/2 years in prison

Dec. 17, 2013

A 43-year-old Milwaukee woman was charged last week with allegedly attacking an ex-girlfriend on two different occasions, at one point allegedly holding a knife to her throat.

The woman, who will not be identified to protect the identity of the victim, was charged on Monday, Dec. 9 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with second-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal trespassing, two counts of battery, and two counts of disorderly conduct.

She could face up to 13-1/2 years in prison and $67,000 in fines if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer with the Waukesha Police Department was dispatched on Saturday, Nov. 30, to an apartment on the 300 block of Jackson Court to investigate a battery complaint.

The victim told police in the complaint that her ex-girlfriend had forced her way into her apartment two separate times and attacked her. The officer noted in the complaint that the woman's face was covered in red marks and her right cheek seemed to be swollen.

She told the officer in the complaint that around 3:30 p.m. the defendant was standing outside her apartment building and the two women got into an argument. She said that she went and hid inside her apartment, but the defendant allegedly kicked her door in and grabbed her by the throat. According to the complaint, She then pulled out a knife and said, "You want to play with me? I'll kill you."

A next-door neighbor broke up the fight and the defendant left, the complaint states. The victim said in the complaint that later that evening she had a friend at her apartment. The bell rang, she answered the door and the defendant again forced her way into the apartment and began hitting her.

Her friend tried to intercede, but the defendant then allegedly began punching and scratching her, the complaint states.

The defendant made an initial appearance in court on Dec. 9. Her cash bail was set at $1,000 and she was told to have no contact with any witnesses or the victim.

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