This story begins on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 12:48 p.m. when officers of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a radio call about an attempted suicide in the 2500 block of Pico Boulevard.
When the officers arrived they found a female lying inside the residence with a self-inflicted stab wound to her abdomen.
The woman was conscious and told the officers she had been involved in an argument with her boyfriend and as a result, had attempted to resolve the argument by killing herself by stabbing.
The officers then spoke with the boyfriend who told them his girlfriend had wanted them to commit suicide together, but when he had refused to go along with the plan, she had decided to go ahead on her own anyway, and subsequently stabbed herself in the stomach.
The officers noticed the boyfriend had scratches around his face and neck, and during the investigation, discovered evidence that suggested the girlfriend had caused these scratches. The officers then took the woman to a local trauma center where she was released pending medical clearance.
On Monday, Nov. 5, at 8:30 a.m. officers returned to the hospital to collect this woman after she had been cleared for release by medical staff.
She was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Bail was set at $20,000.
Editor's Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled "Alert Police Blotter" (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of the Mirror's coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.
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