A case of assumed infidelity turned bloody after a woman stabbed her boyfriend when she found him with her sister, according to police.
A 19-year-old woman, crying and covered in blood, came up to officers at the Chula Vista Mall in south San Diego County around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
She told the Chula Vista Police officers she had just been in a fight with her boyfriend at a house about a half mile away. She said she stabbed him and he needed help.
The officer found the home in the 500 block of Jefferson Street, and in a car out front, they saw a 26-year-old man in the passenger seat, bleeding from multiple stab wounds.
He was waiting for the suspect’s 25-year-old sister to drive him to the hospital. Neither had called 911.
Police describe the area as a “very bloody crime scene,” and the man had severe cuts to his face and arm, two stab wounds to his chest and two to his right leg.
He was taken to the UC San Diego Medical Center, where he is undergoing surgery for life-threatening injuries, according to the CVPD.
The suspect’s sister explained to police that she and the man had spent the night together at a nearby bar, just as friends. They were drinking until the early morning, and she said they fell asleep – fully clothed – on her bed.
She woke up to find her younger sister attacking the man. Police said the man’s story is the same.
However, the suspect told investigators that the stabbing may have been in self-defense.
The man said he fought back as she stabbed him, and the suspect ran away on foot until she came upon the officers to whom she confessed.
The younger sister was also taken to the hospital for “injuries consistent with being hit in the face,” according to the CVPD.
She has since been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. The CVPD said additional charges like attempted homicide are still under evaluation. The identities of those involved is not being released at this time.