Hopatcong Woman Accused of Stabbing Two Teenagers


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A Hopatcong woman that allegedly stabbed two teenagers has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation. According to the New Jersey Herald, Karina Cedeno-Flores used a 13-inch kitchen knife to stab a 17-year-old boy in the arm and hands and stab a 15-year-old boy in the hand.

Both teens were hospitalized and a third boy, 14, was allegedly present during the incident. All three teenagers reportedly told the police that Cedeno-Flores was "acting strange" before she “jumped up from the kitchen table, grabbed a knife from the kitchen and chased” the 17-year-old into a bedroom. The 15-year-old was injured while trying to stop Cedeno-Flores.

Police allegedly have video evidence of the attack from a surveillance camera inside the home.

Cedeno-Flores reportedly declined to answer questions at a hearing on Monday and declined to fill out paperwork to have a public defender represent her. The 33-year-old allegedly said,

"How am I going to complete if I don’t remember anything? I don’t know why you keep saying I did something when I don’t. And what is the charge I’m supposed to have?"

She is facing charges that include first-degree attempted murder charge, aggravated assault, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Read the New Jersey Herald story here.

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