- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Court documents state that a woman charged in a stabbing at a Delaware motel told police that she stabbed her boyfriend’s brother after he called her an offensive name.

News outlets report that Delaware State Police charged 30-year-old Cheri LeMasters with first-degree assault and a weapons offense after the stabbing Sunday at the Dutch Inn near New Castle. The News Journal reports that court documents state that LeMasters told investigators she was joking around with her boyfriend’s brother when he called her an offensive name and she stabbed him. Her boyfriend helped his brother and called police. The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Court documents state that LeMasters‘ boyfriend was in custody when she returned to claim responsibility and was arrested. Bond was set at $40,000.

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