An Edmonton woman who brutally attacked Dustin Coumont, 31, her boyfriend, with a machete, knives and an alarm clock over a four-hour period - resulting in him being badly injured and needing emergency surgery - has been put behind bars. Misty Sara Martin, 26, was handed a five-year prison sentence Friday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault. Court Released Photo
EDMONTON -- An Edmonton woman who brutally attacked her boyfriend with a machete over a four-hour period, resulting in him needing emergency surgery, has been put behind bars.
Misty Sara Martin, 26, was handed a five-year prison sentence Friday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault.
“This was a truly brutal attack,” said Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Doreen Sulyma, noting the lengthy assault involved a number of weapons “that can only be considered as frightful” and resulted in “significant trauma.”
Court heard Martin was wearing only a sport bra and shorts and was covered in blood from head to toe when she answered the door, lied to police and refused to let them enter.
“Time was of the essence,” Sulyma said, and the victim “clearly could have died from his wounds” without assistance.
According to agreed facts, Martin and Dustin Coumont, 31, had been dating for nearly three months at the time of the Aug. 11, 2010, attack.