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W.Va. woman faces charges in double stabbing

November 02, 2007|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 25-year-old Charles Town woman is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of malicious wounding after police responded to a house on Bush Alley early Thursday, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

Amanda Marie Glessner of 21367 Cattail Run Road was being held on $100,000 bond Thursday night in Eastern Regional Jail.

Police said they observed a woman at the Bush Alley residence with what appeared to be "a lot of blood" on her shirt and another woman holding what looked like a knife.

Officers also reported seeing a man at the house who appeared to have a lot of blood coming from his head.

During an interview with Cpl. B.S. Williams of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Glessner said she went to 142 Bush Alley off Jefferson Avenue about 11 p.m. Wednesday with a knife and a baton with the intent of harming the victims, according to court papers.

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Investigators were trying to determine a motive Thursday afternoon, according to Lt. Tom Hansen.

Deputy Chris Tennant and Charles Town Police Patrolman Bill Carper arrived at the Bush Alley residence about 3:17 a.m. and heard screaming in the area, according to court records.

Tennant said he got out of his car and saw Valerie Ann New, 41, of 142 Bush Alley, with what appeared to be a large amount of blood on her shirt.

Tennant said it appeared that Glessner was holding New, and New fell to the ground.

David McGee, 44, also of 142 Bush Alley, was closer to the home, and it appeared that he had a large amount of blood coming from his head, Williams said.

Police said New was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., but a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday night she did not have any record of New being there.

McGee was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, but his condition was not available Thursday night.

Williams said he interviewed McGee, who said that Glessner stabbed New in the chest then pulled the knife out and "spun around" and stabbed him in the head, according to court records.

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