BRPD: Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing sleeping victim in the head
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman Friday after she repeatedly stabbed a sleeping person in the head and neck.
According to Baton Rouge Police, the attack happened in the 1300 block of Sharlo Avenue. Police say 20-year-old Chelsea Ellington is accused of stabbing the sleeping victim multiple times in the head and neck area.
Witnesses, who heard the scuffle and the victim's cry for help, say they found Ellington repeatedly stabbing the person as they tried to escape.
The two witness intervened and prevented Ellington form doing further harm to the victim, who was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Ellington later admitted to stabbing the victim but said she didn't know why she did it. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of attempted second degree murder.
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