Skip to comments.Woman charged in fiance's slaying, stabbed him in groin with knife. (Don't cheat alert)
Posted on 10/07/2007 10:32:14 AM PDT by DCBryan1
Woman charged in fiances slaying
BY STACY HUDSON ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
A woman, convinced that her fiance was cheating on her, stabbed him in the groin area early Saturday morning, severing a major artery and killing him after she caught him at another womans house, neighbors who witnessed the ordeal said.
It was a horrible sight, said neighbor Mary Tolbert, who was woken up by the dispute about 2 a.m. She really didnt know she cut him that bad.
Police said Saturday that they do not know how many times the victim, Holbert Chisim, 28, of Little Rock, was stabbed. Police spokesman Terry Kuykendall confirmed that Chisim was stabbed in the leg.
The slaying was one of two in the early morning hours in North Little Rock on Saturday, bringing the citys total to 12 for the year, just one slaying away from last years tally. Kuykendall said the homicides did not indicate that the city is seeing a rise in homicides, noting that for the past five years, the city has seen anywhere from six to 13 homicides.
I dont think, necessarily, our homicide rate is increasing, if you look at it over five, six years, Kuykendall said, adding that two of the citys homicides have been ruled justifiable.
Tolbert, who lives at 1403 Vine St. in North Little Rock, heard people arguing outside her house, which is in front of an apartment building that shares her address.
Tolbert said she could hear Chisim pleading with his fiancee. Baby, lets just talk about this, Tolbert heard him say. But his fiancee, 34-year-old Kashawnda Lynch, also of Little Rock, kept chasing him with a knife, yelling at him, Tolbert said. I dont know why you keep messing with these girls, Tolbert heard her scream. Tolbert, who knows Chisims family, said he had been visiting a female in the apartment building for the past week.
At some point as he was being chased around his car, Chisim slipped and fell backward. As he was falling, witnesses said Lynch reached and stabbed him between the legs in an upward motion. Chisim tried to get up, but fell on his back, arms outstretched, Tolbert said, adding that he was still pleading with his fiancee. The paramedics came and they took off his pants and his underwear, to get to the wound, said Saniyyah Thompson, Tolberts granddaughter.
Once they did: Blood just shot up in the air ... and he didnt say no more, Tolbert said, adding that she figures Chisims clothes initially helped control the bleeding. He was gone. On Saturday afternoon, Chisims white Buick Park Avenue sat parked, with its windows down, in the driveway of the apartment building. Its left rear tire was flat.
He didnt die at the hospital. He died right out there, Tolbert said, pointing to a spot in the yard, wet from water she said authorities had sprayed on the ground to wash away Chisims blood.
Chisims slaying is the second this year in the 1400 block of Vine Street. In March, Marcus Hickman, 36, was shot to death outside a house at 1407 Vine St. Tolbert said the neighborhood had a bad drug problem. Im just trying to get up out of here, she said.
Lynch is being charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bail in the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility. Kuykendall said it was typical for someone to be held without bail on a second-degree murder charge.
Police are also investigating a homicide that happened in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn. As officers were finishing work at the scene of Chisims death, 34-year-old Steven Eugene Caldwell of North Little Rock was lying dead in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn at 120 W. Pershing Blvd.
According to a news release, North Little Rock police responded to a report about suspicious people in the parking lot near some buses owned by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga shortly after 3 a.m. When they arrived, officers found Caldwell dead in the parking lot.
Police are not releasing details of Caldwells death. The universitys football team, which played the Arkansas Razorbacks in Little Rock on Saturday, was staying at the hotel for the weekend, a hotel receptionist said. It just happened to happen in the parking lot where the buses were parked, Kuykendall said.
Police do not believe Caldwell was staying at the hotel. Authorities obtained a description of the suspect from a hotel security video and are looking for a lightskinned black or Hispanic male in his early 20s. The suspect was wearing baggy blue jeans, a white polo shirt with tan stripes and a ball cap. Kuykendall said police didnt know whether the suspect is an Arkansan.
Police are also looking for a vehicle, described as a bronze Chrysler New Yorker or Chrysler Fifth Avenue.
Response:Those terrible assault knives!
(Given this kind of behaviour, I wonder that Bill Clinton had the nerve to do what he did...)
Does that count include Arkancides?
It could have been a Lorraine Bobbit alert
The bad news is that any life insurance he bought naming her as a beneficiary will not be valid.
Interesting. This killed a man, yet Lorena Bobbitt did something much worse and it only made her ex famous!
The vagaries of fate.
Try to conjure up a view of Cynthia McKinney with a knife standing over some poor scared skinny dude .
It’s ok and natural to cheat. It’s part of the male evolutionary reproductive strategy to inseminate as many women as possible to insure your genes are passed on. The problem is that women just simply have to get used to that fact of life and move on.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Lorena didn’t hit an artery.
Wow, not even a husband yet.
I tell you what, I’m only getting married once. Not again.
Is that what you were taught in public school?