Illinois woman stabbed boyfriend’s genitals with knife after he tried to break up with her for staying out all day

Illinois woman stabbed boyfriend’s genitals with knife after he tried to break up with her for staying out all day

A 30-year-old woman from Decatur, Illinois, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her 43-year-old boyfriend in the genitals with a knife after he tried to break up with her, police said on Wednesday.

The alleged attack took place on June 24, about 80 miles south of Peoria.

Officer Tim Wittmer told Herald&Review that it all started when the victim got upset and expressed his desire to call it quits with his girlfriend after she had stayed out all day.

The woman refused to accept the breakup and gave her partner a bear hug. When the man was able to break free from the tight embrace, the suspect grabbed her boyfriend's genitals and started to “pull and tug at these body parts to the point that it was painful.”

When the victim tried to put some distance between his girlfriend and himself by pushing her away, she apparently did not let him go and began “gripping and tugging harder than the previous time.”


A wrestling match ensued between the two, which continued for a minute before the man was finally able to pull free. After that, suddenly the woman produced a knife and stabbed the man in the scrotum area. 

“He then felt a very sharp pain in his scrotum area,” added Wittmer. “He looked down and observed a large laceration on his scrotum area.”

The victim was rushed to the Decatur Memorial Hospital, where he was later interviewed by authorities investigating the case.

Wittmer, who photographed the man's wound, described it as “a five to six-inch in length, half-an-inch deep laceration to the right side of his scrotum." 

The unidentified woman was booked on a preliminary charge of aggravated domestic battery. According to jail records, she was being held in on a $50,000 bail in the police custody.

As of Wednesday, the woman had not posted bail. If she does manage to make bail, she has been asked to stay away from her now ex-boyfriend and his home in Decatur. 


No other details about the case were immediately known. According to Illinois state laws, preliminary charges against the accused are subject to review by the state attorney’s office.

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