Stabbing not just 'rough sex'

Dean Pritchard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:41 PM ET

WINNIPEG -- A woman was convicted of stabbing her boyfriend in the face after the judge rejected the argument that the injury was the result of rough sex play.

Maureen Jody Nelson, 43, was found guilty of assault with a weapon following a one-day trial.

Judge Dale Harvey said Nelson's testimony included too many memory gaps to make her version of events credible, while the victim testified in a manner that was "straightforward, genuine and sincere."

"I accept that she swung a knife at him," Harvey said. "I see no motive for (the victim) lying.... I can't see why, if it was the result of typical rough play in the bedroom, why he would call for police."

The 54-year-old victim testified he and Nelson had been drinking at his rooming house suite, Sept. 27, 2012, when he suggested they call it a night.

"The next thing I know, she said, 'Don't tell me what to do,' and picked up a steak knife off the oven and stabbed me in the nose," the man said.

"It was relatively minor," he said. "I was lucky I didn't lose an eye or get it in the jugular."

Nelson will be sentenced at a later date following the completion of a court-ordered pre-sentence report.

dean.pritchard@sunmedia.ca
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