A 22-year-old woman was arrested early Friday after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend with a kitchen knife inside their Manhattan apartment.
Yekatrina Pusepa, 22, of Brooklyn, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Friday, and charged with attempted murder in the second-degree, and assault in the first degree. She was arraigned Saturday afternoon.
Pusepa screamed for neighbors to call 911, as she helped her bloodied boyfriend of seven months, Alec Katsnelson, 22, downstairs to the street, the New York Post reported Saturday.
The two moved into a $2,300-a-month apartment at 33 Gold St. together in November, and had one other roommate, the report said.
According to court records, Katsnelson swore that Pusepa was holding two kitchen knives, one in each hand, and pointing them at him. She then stabbed him in the chest, causing him to bleed profusely and lose consciousness.
Immediately following the attack, he was removed to Bellevue Hospital where was in stable condition.
Hospital officials testified that surgery on Katsnelson found a single stab wound had pierced his front chest wall, his lung, and his heart.
Neighbors told news sources that the couple often had loud, screaming fights, and the victim's mother told the Post he had been trying to get a restraining order against Pusepa.
Photos taken of Pusepa following her arrest show her white T-shirt streaked with blood, and red streaky prints all over her arms and face.
A person who lives at 33 Gold St., who did not wish to be named, said it was a well-known rumor in the building that Katnelson had been cheating on Pusepa.
Pusepa was arraigned, and bail was set at $125,000 bond or $75,000 cash.