Victim: Butcher knife attack ‘all over Facebook’

Constance Mullings. (April 29, 2014)

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Benton Harbor woman faces charges for allegedly attacking two other women with a butcher knife after reading a Facebook post about a man.

Constance Mullins, 29, was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of carrying a concealed weapon and being a second-time habitual offender, Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat told 24 Hour News 8.

“All over Facebook,” victim Shantel Matthews told 24 Hour News 8

She said a post regarding her boyfriend led to the attack.

“(Mullins) felt like I was getting in her way by taking him back,” Matthews said.

Tuesday, Mullins drove from Benton Harbor to the 2800 block of Fifth Street in Muskegon Heights — about a two-hour trip due to the weather. She and Matthews spent more than an hour discussing their disagreement before Matthews thought they were done.

“I went to walk away, and she just grabbed me from behind. I didn’t even see her coming. I didn’t even know she had a weapon,” Matthews said.

That weapon, the prosecutor’s office says, was a butcher knife.

Matthews’s cousin, who didn’t want to be identified, said she raised her arm to try to protect Matthews.

If that hadn’t happened, Matthews said, she could have died.

“I wouldn’t be here and I have four kids,” she said.

Even with her cousin’s help, Matthews sustained a knife wound the to head.

Her cousin was stabbed in the wrist. She said a doctor told her the knife came half and inch away from her artery.

“I almost died basically and I don’t know what happened or what’s going on,” she said.

Both have since been released from the hospital.

Mullins remained behind bars Thursday on $40,000 bond. If convicted of both counts, she could spend up to six years in prison.

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