Emma Atkins a 34 year old New Orleans, Louisiana wife has been arrested after stabbing her husband six times, including once in his genitals.
According to a report via the New Orleans Times-Picayune the wife was booked on aggravated second degree battery charges after taking a knife and slashing the man on May 22.
Despite a warrant for her arrest being issued on May 23 the woman was able to elude cops until being picked up Saturday evening.
At the time of the incident, the woman’s husband, whose identity has not been released had a protective order against his wife.
According to a report via nola, at the time of the issuance of the order of protection against the wife, the woman had declined to sign off on a document decreeing that she was no longer allowed to have contact with her husband.
Pursuant to the assault against the husband, the man was rushed to a local hospital for the treatment of six stab wounds, including punctures in his arm, hand, back, abdomen and penis, according to court documents.
The man would identify his attacker as ‘my wife, Emma.’
A police report was not able to substantiate a motive for the stabbing.
Told a police officer’s report: ‘The victim was relocated for tests by the (hospital) trauma staff and was unable to elaborate on the incident.’
At present it is not necessarily understood what inspired the husband to seek an order of protection against Emma Atkins and what other incidents of violence and trauma the woman may have inflicted on the man.
Atkins has previous arrests for marijuana possession. If convicted of aggravated battery, she could face up to 15 years in prison.