27-year-woman stabs boyfriend in the face with a kitchen knife after he repeatedly refuses to have sex with her
A Florida woman has been arrested after she reportedly attacked a man with a kitchen knife after he refused to have sex with her. Katherine Nieves-Tavarez, a 27-year-old Vero Beach resident, was angered after the victim turned down her sexual advances multiple times, and proceeded to cut his face with a kitchen knife.
Authorities from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office responded to her apartment at the 1000 block of 40th Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. Vero News recounted how Nieves-Tavarez was the one who answered the door and how the 27-year-old was seen with 'blood on her clothing and hands.'
According to an affidavit, law enforcement then saw the victim, who was bloodied, fallen on the floor, and in considerable pain. However, he still managed to communicate with the responding officers when they asked him what happened, telling them that, "She hit me a knife," and that he couldn't see.
The police reported that the accused was under the influence of alcohol when she flew into the fit of rage and attacked the man. That claim was corroborated by the man himself, who said that Nieves-Tavarez, his live-in girlfriend, had been drinking earlier on in the night.
The affidavit stated he already had a scar on his face when law enforcement arrived at the scene. He was later found to have multiple lacerations to his face, a torn shirt, and "redness around his neck and chest area." He had to be rushed to the Indian River Medical Center for treatment.
TCPalm reported that the man told the police that Nieves-Tavarez became angry after he declined to have sex with her multiple times and that she "started yelling at him." Reports show that the accused then went over and grabbed a kitchen knife, before proceeding to strike the victim in the face over and over again.
Officers then proceeded to search the home for evidence that would connect the 27-year-old to the attack. They reportedly found the said weapon - a large silver knife - that still had traces of blood on it. The evidence would be crucial if the case proceeds so far.
According to the Smoking Gun, the 27-year-old was previously arrested in April 2017 on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge that involved the same man. However, that case was eventually dismissed by the prosecutors.
Nieves-Tavarez is with aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon for the incident, a police report stated. She currently remains in custody at the Indian River County Jail and is being held on a $15,000 bail. It is unclear if she is being represented by a lawyer and is scheduled to be arraigned on October 31. A judge has ordered her to not have any contact with the victim.