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Woman Charged With Stabbing Friend In Arm During Dispute In Stamford

Yuleisi Matos, 21, of 1205 Findlay St., the Bronx., N.Y., is charged with stabbing a friend during an argument in Stamford. Photo Credit: Stamford Police
Yamilex Marte, 19, of 728 Pacific St., is facing charges after a violent dispute with a friend. Photo Credit: Stamford Police

STAMFORD, Conn. -- As two women hurled ugly accusations of loose morals during a dispute Thursday afternoon, one of them stabbed her friend so forcefully that the tip of the knife lodged in the victim’s left forearm and chipped off a piece of her forearm bone, Stamford police said.

The deep cut was 4 centimeters long, police said. 

Yuleisi Matos, 21, of 1205 Findlay St., the Bronx., N.Y., was charged with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a child. Her bond was set at $5,000.

Yamilex Marte, 19, of 728 Pacific St., Stamford, is charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child. Her bond was set at $500. The dispute occurred in front of Marte's 2-year-old child, police said.

The dispute began when Matos was visiting Marte and stayed overnight at her Pacific Street residence, Sgt. Kelly Connelly said. However, by Wednesday afternoon their relationship deteriorated into a fierce argument with each making extremely nasty comments about the other, Connolly said.

During the dispute, Matos - who was visiting from the Bronx - grabbed Matos' hair extensions and burned them on the stove, police said. She also took Matos' belongings and threw them out of the apartment and into the common hallway, police said. 

The two women grappled until Marte fled to a neighbor’s apartment, police said. 

The neighbor opened the door to see Matos, holding a knife, chasing after Marte, Connelly said. Matos swung the knife at Marte, who raised her left forearm to defend herself, Connelly said. A wounded Marte fled into a bedroom and called police, Connelly said. 

Marte was taken to Stamford Hospital for treatment, while Matos told officers that Marte was the instigator, police said.

In addition to the deep cut on her arm, Marte also had scratches on her chest and a bite mark on the front of her left thigh, police said.

There were no reported injuries for Matos, police said.

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