North Liberty woman accused of stabbing man during fight

BY DI STAFF | JULY 23, 2012 6:30 AM

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A North Liberty woman has been accused of stabbing a man.

Keisha Burnside, 23, was charged July 21 with willful injury and domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon.

According to a North Liberty police complaint, police officials were dispatched for a report of a male who had fallen and was bleeding. Burnside told police officials the victim had fallen on an exposed screw on a couch, yet it was immediately clear the vic- tim had a stab wound.

During an investigation and based on interviews with Burnside and the victim, the two were fighting when she swung a knife at him in self defense.

Burnside did not suffer any injuries and she admitted to police the man was not armed, the complaint said.

According to the complaint, the man suffered a stab wound to the left chest under the armpit, and he is currently hospitalized. His condition is has not been released.

Willful injury is a Class-C felony.

Domestic-abuse assault with intent or displaying a weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor.

- by Jordyn Reiland

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