Monopoly with the grandson leads to man being stabbed

Posted: October 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Laura Chavez, 60. (Booking mug shot courtest of Santa Fe County jail)

Laura Chavez did not pass Go.

She did not collect $200.

Instead, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office deputies took the 60-year-old Chavez directly to jail after they say she repeatedly stabbed her 48-year-old boyfriend around 1:21 a.m.  Wednesday after an argument over a game of Monopoly they were playing with her 10-year-old grandson.

According to the statement of probable cause filed for Chavez’s arrest drafted by Detective Andrew Quintana:

  • “(Victim) informed Deputy Whyte while his girlfriend Laura’s apartment they were playing a board game of Monopoly. (The victim) stated Laura then hit him over the head with a glass bottle while sitting at the table. (The victim) stated Laura then grabbed a knife and began cutting him causing injuries to the top of his head, neck, left eyebrow and right wrist area.”
  • The woman “informed Deputy Whyte she may have stabbed” the victim, but said he first pushed her.
  • Chavez’s 10-year-old grandson told deputies he was playing the board game with Chavez and her boyfriend, who were both drinking beer, when the couple “started to argue because she (Chavez) though (her boyfriend) was cheating at Monopoly.”
  • The 10-year-old went to bed and next thing he remembered police were already in the home.

Police say the stabbing victim is in stable condition late Wednesday but has not yet spoken to police about the stabbing as he was both sedated for treatment for his non-life threatening injuries and also highly intoxicated.

Chavez was being held on a $5,000 surety bond late Wednesday according to jail records.

I’ll go write up the story for tomorrow’s paper now and put a link to it here on the blog later tonight.


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