EVERETT — In the days after her arrest, a 20-year-old woman accused of stabbing her roommate reportedly posted a song called “Shank Ya” to one of her social media accounts.
Its lyrics are about “shanking enemies,” court documents say.
She has been charged with first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing her roommate seven times, nearly killing her.
Two of the thrusts punctured the woman’s heart and one her lungs. Emergency surgery saved her life, according to charges filed in Snohomish County Superior Court.
The two met in middle school before they were even teenagers, prosecutors wrote. They moved in together in November to an apartment along East Marine View Drive in Everett.
One night in late January, the woman who was stabbed reportedly threw a party in the apartment. Her roommate had to work the next morning.
At first, she stayed in her room, but eventually she confronted the other woman about the noise. They began to yell at each other.
She went back to her room and packed a bag to leave. She allegedly grabbed a Leatherman multi-tool that included a 2¾-inch blade.
She later told detectives it was for protection against the other woman. She also said the woman had never threatened her but that she couldn’t defend herself on her own.
“I can’t fight,” she reportedly told a police officer. “I’m literally a little b— and so I needed to be able to stop her.”
The suspect is described in official documents as 5 feet tall and 97 pounds. Her roommate is only about 13 pounds heavier, according to court records.
Once the suspect had the knife she left her room. Her roommate was in the hall and reportedly pushed her, punched her in the face and grabbed her hair.
Around that time the suspect stabbed the other woman, prosecutors allege.
She remembered striking the woman three times, under her chest and in the side.
“That’s when I truly blacked out,” the suspect told a detective.
Just after midnight on Jan. 20, a woman at the party called 911.
“Ma’am, there’s a lot of blood and I’m a little bit worried,” she told the dispatcher.
She started sobbing while on the line and said the injured woman was “super in and out,” court papers say.
“Go faster ma’am … I’m starting to — I’m dying,” the victim could reportedly be heard saying over the phone. “My ribs feel so tight … I’m about to die ma’am. Please help me! Hurry, hurry!”
Everett police and other first responders arrived soon after. The final words on the 911 audio recording are from an officer who said, “You’re not going to die, we’re here to help you,” according to charging documents.
The woman was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where she underwent emergency surgery.
She lost almost half a gallon of blood, records show.
She left the hospital five days after being admitted but still has a long recovery, prosecutors wrote.
The suspect was arrested the day of the stabbing. She posted bail later that evening. It was set at $25,000.
Once she was out, she began to post on social media. She shared another song called “(187) KILL-A-BITCH,” about “shooting people and putting them in a ditch,” court papers say.
“Defendant’s posts show a lack of remorse and a jovial demeanor about the stabbing of the victim,” prosecutors wrote. “Defendant’s posts also reflect that she has no problem with violent encounters with her ‘enemies.’”
The woman’s arraignment is scheduled for later this month. She has no other criminal history.
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