Woman Accused of Stabbing Brother's Girlfriend on Valentine's Day

By Emily Morris on February 17, 2013 4:06pm 

 Erika Bedolla, 26, of the 4200 block of South Fairfield Avenue, was charged with attempted murder.
Erika Bedolla, 26, of the 4200 block of South Fairfield Avenue, was charged with attempted murder.
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CHICAGO — A woman accused of trying to murder her brother's girlfriend on Valentine's Day allegedly stabbed the 17-year-old victim eight times in her Brighton Park home, reportedly after a Facebook argument.

Erika Bedolla, 26, of the 4200 block of South Fairfield Avenue, was charged with attempted murder after she stabbed her brother's girlfriend six times in her abdomen and two times in her upper back, according to court documents.

Police arrived to the Bedolla home sometime before 1:30 p.m. Thursday and arrested the woman, who was armed with a "lethal cutting instrument," according to her arrest report.

The victim and and Bedolla's brother, who witnessed the stabbing, identified Bedolla as the culprit,  the report said.

The teenage victim, who also lives at the Fairfield Avenue address, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital after the stabbing, according to police records.

A Cook County judge set Bedolla's bail at $900,000 on Saturday.

The stabbing might have stemmed from "disparaging" comments made by the victim to Bedolla and members of her family on Facebook, the Sun-Times reported.

The teen moved into the home of her boyfriend's family after having troubles at her own home, the Sun-Times reported, citing a Bedolla relative. Soon after, she began putting up Facebook wall posts that targeted Erika Bedolla and her family.

 

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