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Virginia woman accused of stabbing boyfriend, strangling 3-year-old with special needs

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Jan. 17 2022, Published 9:08 a.m. ET

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A Virginia woman stabbed her boyfriend multiple times and strangled a 3-year-old child with special needs, police said.

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Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault in the 14000 block of Water Oak Drive in Smithfield on Dec. 11.

Deputies reportedly found a 37-year-old man who had been stabbed several times by his girlfriend and learned of possible child neglect of a 3-year-old boy with special needs, according to WAVY News.

Later, Lauren Danielle Jones, 30, was charged with malicious wounding and child neglect.

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The 3-year-old child has been placed into custody with other family members under the supervision of Isle of Wight County Department of Social Services.

Deputies added a charge of strangulation on Jan. 14, after the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Child Advocacy Center conducted a medical evaluation of the child, according to the Smithfield Times.

The sheriff's office said the child has been placed with other family members under the supervision of the Isle of Wight County Department of Social Services, according to WTKR News.

Jones was ordered held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.


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