Woman Repeatedly Stabs Boyfriend for 'Not Helping with the Bills'—Police

A 30-year-old woman in San Antonio, Texas, has been accused of stabbing her boyfriend multiple times for not "helping her with the bills," according to court records.

According to an arrest affidavit seen by local TV station KSAT, Cassandra Gutierrez stabbed the man she had been dating for about a year with a kitchen knife on Thanksgiving Day after confronting him over a lack of help with her bills.

The two had returned to Gutierrez's apartment after drinking at a bar, when the woman became "confrontational," according to the affidavit. The confrontation escalated. At this point, according to police, Gutierrez grabbed a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed her 42-year-old boyfriend.

Booking Photo of Cassandra Gutierrez
A photo of Cassandra Gutierrez. Police arrested the 30-year-old San Antonio woman for repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend for not "helping her with the bills." BEXAR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

The man was stabbed in the neck, right hand, left hand and back, according to local TV station KABB, before fleeing the scene. KSAT-TV reported police as saying the man was "bleeding profusely" and a trail of blood had been visible leading to the woman's apartment.

The man, whose identity has not been disclosed by authorities, was reportedly taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio in a stable condition.

Gutierrez was taken into custody on Tuesday and her bail set at $75,000, according to online court records.

She has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon—a second-degree felony—Bexar County Jail records show.

Newsweek has contacted the San Antonio police for comment.

The incident involving Cassandra Gutierrez and her boyfriend was not the only one police responded to over the Thanksgiving weekend. Across the country, Thanksgiving violence left 14 dead and 15 injured between shootings, stabbings and family arguments.

In Texas, a woman's ex-husband reportedly fired shots into her home in Spring Branch, near Houston, on November 24, while the woman and her family were finishing eating dinner. The shooting killed a woman and a man in the house, and injured two others, including a 15-year-old.

The suspect was arrested and is facing two counts of capital murder and two counts of aggravated assault, according to police.

Another shooting took place in West Houston in the early hours of the same day, where two teenage boys aged 17 and 18, believed to be cousins, died of gunshot wounds. The 18-year-old was shot in the chest and died at the scene, while the younger boy was shot in the neck and was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Update, 12/1/2022 6:40 a.m.: This story has been updated to provide more context on the case.