Woman who stabbed boyfriend pleads guilty

Published 9:58 am Tuesday, November 17, 2015

AKRON, Ohio — A northeast Ohio woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the salsa has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Ronnie Buckner told officers 50-year-old Phyllis Jefferson yelled at him in March at his apartment for finishing off the salsa. Buckner said Jefferson then picked up a pen and jammed it in the left side of his pelvis.

The 61-year-old Buckner said he tried to catch a television that Jefferson had knocked over when she grabbed a small kitchen knife and stabbed him in the stomach.

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Jefferson’s attorney, however, said the stabbing happened because she just learned her boyfriend was a registered sex offender.

Jefferson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on Monday. She’ll be sentenced later.