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Stabbed woman jumped out of moving vehicle, police say

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Feb 12th, 2019 @ 7:18am

SALT LAKE CITY — A West Valley woman was charged Monday with stabbing a woman at her workplace.

Lisa DeHerrera, 47, is charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.

On Feb. 2, DeHerrera saw her former live-in girlfriend talking with a man and "told her that she was going to kill her," according to charging documents. Two days later, DeHerrera went to the woman's work to "talk" about the incident.

But when the woman refused to talk to her, DeHerrera put her in a headlock and stabbed her in the back with an unknown object, the charges state.

"The defendant placed her in a headlock again and began to drive away," according to charging documents. "(The woman) was able to get free and jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving at a high rate of speed."

The victim was unable to run fast because she couldn't breathe, police say. DeHerrera circled back to pick her up and then dropped her off at a hospital where doctors discovered she had a collapsed lung and road rash, according to charging documents.

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