Man arrested, accused of stabbing transgender woman 17 times in Norfolk

13News Now Marcella Robertson has the story

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said a sexual encounter ended violently after the man found out that person with whom he had the encounter was a transgender woman.

Norfolk officers said 25-year-old Jeremy Edmond stabbed the victim 17 times last month.

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

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

Police told 13News Now Edmond and the 36-year-old are acquaintances. They charged him with Malicious Wounding and Sexual Battery the day the woman was hurt (September 14).

Edmond is in the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

He is scheduled to be back in court October 17.


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