Cops: Woman stabs fiance in the neck three times during argument

Published: Mar. 21, 2014 at 5:06 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 33-year-old woman is behind bars accused of stabbing her fiance three times during an argument at a home in North Charleston.

The North Charleston Police Department charged 33-year-old Jacqueline Christine Hanberry with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

On Thursday evening, police responded to a home on Assembly Street in reference to a stabbing. Police found the victim, a 46-year-old man, lying on a bed in the home, and bleeding from his neck.

Hanberry, the victim's fiancee, initially told investigators that the victim had gone out and was jumped at the corner of Assembly and Sumner streets by two men.

Hanberry later told investigators that she and her fiance had been drinking when the victim passed out. A police report states Hanberry left the house at one point to get her daughter from the bus stop, and when she returned, the victim was upset that she left the house without telling him.

Hanberry said a a fight then began.

According to Hanberry, the victim used a hammer to break a phone and cable receiver. Hanberry said she then scratched the victim on the face, got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the victim three times in the neck.

Hanberry's 7-year-old daughter was taken to her grandmother's house by detectives.

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