According to police, the two had been playing Monopoly with Chavez’s 10-year-old grandson before the alleged poking occurred. The boy told police the couple began arguing because his grandma believed her boyfriend was cheating at the game. Though police have yet to specify how he was cheating, my guess is that he either palmed Boardwalk and Park Place, or was pilfering 100′s from the bank.
Fortunately, the boy didn’t witness any of the ensuing bloodshed…the real violence started after he was sent to bed.
After the grandkiddo was tucked in for the night, it was on. Chavez allegedly knocked the boyfriend upside the skull with a glass bottle. Police say she then grabbed hold of a butcher knife and proceeded to repeatedly stab the 48-year-old man, causing injuries to the top of his head, neck, left eyebrow and right wrist area.
When police arrived, Chavez mentioned that her boyfriend had pushed her and she asked him to leave her apartment. She then informed an officer that she may have stabbed the man. Police believe both the stabber and the stabbee were intoxicated at the time. Shocking.
Chavez was booked on charges of aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, battery upon a peace officer, assault upon a peace officer and resisting or evading a police officer. Bond was set at $5,000. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition. The kiddo was simply spending the night with Chavez – he’s back with his parents.Tags: assault and battery, Laura Chavez, Monopoly, New Mexico, Resisting Arrest, Stabbing