A Weyauwega woman is accused of stabbing her fiance after they argued over comments she posted on Facebook.
Amanda L. Christophersen, 29, was charged Jan. 21 with two felony counts of first-degree reckless injury as acts of domestic abuse and one count of obstructing an officer.
Due to prior convictions in other counties of forgery, identity theft, retail theft and felony bail jumping, Christophersen has been charged as a repeat offender.
Shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, Sgt. Brandon Leschke with the Weyauwega Police Department was dispatched to a mobile home on the 600 block of Alfred Street.
When he arrived, Leschke found Christophersen’s 20-year-old fiance lying on the living room floor, his back propped up against the sofa. He appeared to be in a mild state of shock.
A sweatshirt that the man had been wearing, several towels and the carpet were soaked in blood. Christophersen’s arms and legs were also covered in blood, according to the criminal complaint.
The fiance was taken by ambulance to Riverside Medical Center, then airlifted to Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah for emergency surgery.
Medical reports indicate that the fiance had been stabbed twice, with one of the wounds severing an artery and the other causing nerve damage.
Christophersen initially told investigators that the stabbing incident was an accident.
She said she was looking for a piece of sausage in the refrigerator when her fiance came up behind her and poked or tickled her around the waist, police reported. Christophersen said she turned, slipped on a throw rug and the knife cut her fiance as she fell.
The fiance, however, told police that he and Christpohersen had been arguing earlier that evening. Some time after midnight, the fiance called his mother and she gave him a ride to his home in New London.
A few hours later, the couple spoke on the phone and Christophersen came to New London to give the fiance a ride back to Weyauwega. By the time they arrived at her home, the two were arguing again.
The criminal complaint says that the fiance confronted Christophersen about some comments she had posted on his Facebook page. The couple allegedly began screaming at each other.
According to the criminal complaint, Christophersen followed her fiance into the bedroom, closed the bedroom door and attacked him, scratching him in the face. He told police he punched her in the head during the altercation.
The fiance fled the room. Christophersen followed him out, then went into the kitchen and allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed him,
Christophersen faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of first-degree reckless injury. She is currently in custody at Winnebago County jail on a probation hold.
In December 2010, Christophersen was placed on six years of probation after she pleaded no contest to three felony counts of identity theft. Eight counts of forgery uttering, five more counts of identity theft and one count of obstructing an officer were dismissed but read into the court record for sentencing purposes.
She is scheduled Feb. 5 in Winnebago County for a sentencing hearing on revocation of her probation.
On Feb. 4, Christophersen is scheduled for revocation sentencing in Outagamie County where she was convicted in April 2014 with one count of forgery and placed on 30 months of probation.