Janesville woman charged with attempted homicide

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
— A Janesville woman is expected to appear in court today on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide after police say she tried to stab her boyfriend.

Linda K. Demontigny, 36, of 2121 Pioneer Road, Janesville, also is charged with strangulation and misdemeanor battery. She was arrested after police responded at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a stabbing at her home.

Rock County Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer on Thursday set her bond at $1,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Demontigny's boyfriend told police that she was mad at him because he did not come home the night before. He had been getting "mean messages" from her all day on his telephone. He told police Demontigny had locked him out of the house earlier Wednesday evening, according to the criminal complaint.

The boyfriend told police that when Demontigny let him in, she came up behind him, grabbed him by the neck and said, "This ain't working. One of us have to die," according to the criminal complaint.

Demontigny tried to stab the man in the neck with a large kitchen knife, but he blocked the knife and was stabbed in the hand instead, according to the complaint. The woman's son was able to get the knife from her.

The man told police he went into the bathroom and tried to clean his wounds when Demontigny grabbed him again and tried to choke him, according to the complaint. Her son pulled her off the man.

The man told police Demontigny had been abusive in the past, but he had not reported the incidents.

Last updated: 8:05 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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