NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven woman was arrested Saturday after stabbing her husband during a marital dispute.
The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m., at 135 Clinton Avenue.
When officers arrived, they found EMT's attending to 20-year-old Ariel Bruno's shoulder laceration. Bruno told police that his wife, 18-year-old Shirley Bruno, had stabbed him. He said Shirley was upstairs in their third floor apartment.
As police neared the top, they found blood and followed it inside. They said women's clothing was thrown around the apartment.
Police found Shirley in a bedroom talking on her phone. When they asked where the knife was she said it was under the bed.
Shirley told police that she and her husband had been out at a downtown club, but had gone there separately. She said he had thrown a drink at her and pulled her hair.
Shirley told police that she had gone home around 3:50 a.m. Ariel arrived home about an hour later and attacked her as she lay in bed. She said he pushed her and she hit her head on a door. She then went to the kitchen, saw and knife and used it to cut him.
Ariel told police that they couple had filed for divorce after eight months of marriage. He said he arrived home to an argumentative wife and that when he told her to get out she began attacking him, pushing him and scratching his face. Ariel said his wife then grabbed a knife, at which point he said, "what are you going to do, stab me, go ahead and stab me." Then she did.
He was issued a summons to court. He is charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.
Shirley Bruno was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.