Man arrested, accused of stabbing transgender woman 17 times

13News Now Marcella Robertson has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said a sexual encounter ended in the violent stabbing of a transgender woman.

Norfolk officers said 25-year-old Jeremy Edmond stabbed the victim 17 times back in September.

Investigators said during the attack, Edmond used a small knife to stab the 36-year-old victim several times in her abdomen, face, and head.

Medics took her to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Initial reports indicated the stabbing may have been a result of the suspect learning the victim was transgender, but police now tell 13News Now the two were acquaintances who had previous sexual encounters, and that Edmond knew the victim was transgender. 

According to new information from police, there was an argument that happened during their sexual encounter, and that is what led to the stabbing. 

Edmond is charged him with Malicious Wounding and Sexual Battery. He remains in the Norfolk City Jail with no bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for November14.


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