STX Woman Charged with Assault, Attempted Murder

Belynda M. Lynch (VIPD photo)
Belynda M. Lynch (VIPD photo)

A woman was arrested Sunday morning and charged with assault and attempted murder after police received report of a stabbing on St. Croix.

The arrested woman was identified as 49-year-old Belynda M. Lynch.

According to the V.I. Police Department, at 5:25 a.m. Sunday the 911 emergency call center received a report of a stabbing in Estate Cane Carlton.

Investigation revealed that Lynch and a man, whose identity was not released by police in accordance with department policy, got into a physical altercation. Police said Lynch became enraged after the altercation and stabbed the man in the thigh area multiple times.

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The male received medical attention for his injuries at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital.

A witness who was present corroborated the incident, police said.

Lynch was advised of her Miranda Rights and placed under arrest. She was charged with first-degree assault, attempted murder, third-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence.

No bail was set per the DV law.

She was transported to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional facility pending advice of rights hearing.

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