BRISTOL - The case against a Bristol woman charged with stabbing a man with a broken piece of glass multiple times has been transferred to the courthouse in New Britain.
This comes at a time when any criminal matters that cannot be resolved within the next month or so are being sent to New Britain, where all cases in the area will be prosecuted when the Bristol court closes at the end of August.
The case against Angela Emerson, 29, of 233 Redstone Hill Road, is one of the latest matters to head to the Hardware City. She has been accused of using a shard from a smoking bong to cut the victim’s forearm and hand during a domestic violence incident on June 10 in Bristol, according to the police report. The man, who has not been identified, was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment.
According to police, officers were dispatched to Emerson’s apartment around 4 p.m. on the report of a serious domestic incident. Police found blood droplets in the living room, kitchen and a bedroom, the report states.
According to the victim, Emerson initiated an argument with him inside the apartment, telling him that he should kill himself and that she would help. During the incident, the victim alleges, she threw a glass bong at him, shattering it when it missed and struck a wall.
Emerson then allegedly used a glass shard to stab the victim in the forearm and hand, where he suffered lacerations, according to the police report. She left after the incident and later returned.
When police spoke to Emerson, she denied stabbing the man, saying the bong broke accidentally as she was packing up her things in an attempt to leave the apartment, according to the report.
Emerson said the man initially grabbed a piece of glass and started swinging it around, but she was able to get it away from him and get outside. She then waved down an officer who was dispatched to the apartment.
Emerson faces charges of second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.