Dawn Renee Peel, 50, is accused of waking her boyfriend to tell him, "This is the last time you're going to see my eyes" before she attacked him early Monday with a knife in a St. Paul apartment, the Pioneer Press reports. Police suspect she had been drinking, and the 39-year-old man told police he had told her earlier that she needed to check herself into a hospital. According to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, Peel initially tried to blame the stabbing on someone else and suggested that he had beaten her, although police found no evidence of that. Investigators did find a bloody knife.
The victim told police that Peel kissed his forehead and then, "BOOM! The knife," Fox 9 reported.
The man had a 5.5-inch cut across his neck that took 23 staples to close, WCCO reports: