Police: Alleged stabbing victim actually stabbed herself

Posted at: 11/01/2012 10:17 AM
By: KOB.com staff

Albuquerque police now say a woman injured in a stabbing Wednesday actually stabbed herself.

Police had arrested Eddie Chavez and planned to charge him with aggravated battery after Theresa Salazar told them he stabbed her during a domestic dispute at 112 Cardenas NE.

Shortly after Chavez was detained, the SE Impact Units responded to take case responsibility for the incident.

Through their interviews and investigation it was discovered that Salazar had actually stabbed herself.

Detectives immediately released Chavez from detention and did not book him.

Salazar is still in the hospital, but she is now facing charges including aggravated battery on a household member and false imprisonment.