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Woman allegedly stabs ex-husband during argument

April 03, 2001|By KELLY GRANT, Staff Writer

WINTERHAVEN — A woman allegedly stabbed her ex-husband here Sunday after the two reportedly had an argument over a dog.

The Imperial County Sheriff's Office received a phone call around 7 p.m. Sunday reporting that someone had been stabbed at 400 Picacho Road, sheriff's Sgt. Sharon Stogner said.

Valerie Jose, 37, of Winterhaven was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a weapon and spousal abuse after allegedly stabbing her ex-husband, Broderick Kelly of Winterhaven, in the abdomen.

During the fight, reportedly over a dog, Kelly allegedly pushed Jose before Jose hit Kelly with a stick, Stogner said.

Kelly left the scene but returned a short time later and the fight resumed, Stogner said.

Kelly reportedly threw a brick at Jose before she allegedly stabbed Kelly once to the abdomen with a kitchen knife, Stogner said.

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Kelly was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Jose was booked into county jail, where she remained this morning on $25,000 bail.

Though Kelly was not arrested by deputies, it's up to the District Attorney's Office to decide if charges should be filed against Kelly, Stogner said.

Staff Writer Kelly Grant can be reached at 337-3441.

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