Woman ‘stabbed boyfriend with samurai sword after finding Tinder app on his phone’
A woman is alleged to have repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend with a samurai sword after finding Tinder on his phone.
Gamer Alex Lovell, 30, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being allegedly attacked by his girlfriend of two years Emily Javier on March 2.
Following the attack – in which Mr Lovell nearly lost the use of three fingers – Javier, 30, is said to have rang 911, hysterically telling police: ‘I just stabbed my boyfriend. I think he’s dead, you need to hurry.’
According to a police affidavit, officers arrived at the house in Camas, Washington to find the bedroom walls covered in blood and Mr Lovell curled up in a ball.
Javier has been charged with first degree attempted murder and her bail is set at $350,000.
Mr Lovell – who is an avid video gamer, playing for up to 13 hours a day online – told Oregon Live the alleged ordeal ‘scared the living poop out of me’.
The police report says Javier attacked Mr Lovell after she found Tinder on his phone, scratches on his back and red hair in the shower drain, despite the fact her her is dyed green.
Javier also told police she felt neglected by Mr Lovell’s intense gaming regimen.
The probable cause affidavit says Javier bought the sword from a shopping mall which she then taped to the side of her bed. She then allegedly attacked him when he went to bed on March 2.
Mr Lovell told Oregon Live he survived thanks to his martial art skills.
In a 911 call obtained by the newspaper, a hysterical Javier desperately calls police to tell them she had just stabbed her boyfriend and there was too much blood to go into the bedroom.
She tells the dispatcher: ‘I think he’s dead, you need to hurry.’ When asked where he had been stabbed, Javier replies: ‘Everywhere.’
Mr Lovell remains in hospital where he is recovering from multiple wounds, lacerations and a suspected broken wrist. Doctors managed to save his index, middle and ring fingers which were nearly cut off at the base.