December 22, 2009
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Springfield, Mo (The Weekly Vice) - Caitlen S. Watkins, an 18-year-old Springfield teen was arrested after she stabbed a man several times in the chest with an icepick over a disputed parking space.
According to Springfield police, the victim, 29-year-old Lonnie Sowersby, pulled into a parking space and began to walk into a Springfield Chili’s Restaurant Sunday when two people in another car began a verbal confrontation with him - claiming he had cut them off and had stolen their parking place.
When Sowersby walked by the vehicle, the driver grabbed his sleeve, preventing him from moving away from the car. That’s when Watkins reportedly got out of the car, walked up behind him and then stabbed him repeatedly with an ice pick.
Investigators say Sowersby punched Watkins in the face knocking her to the ground, however she reportedly got back up and began repeatedly stabbing him again with the icepick.
Sowersby was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for six stab wounds to his body and a punctured kidney. He has since been released.
Witnesses provided a vehicle description and licensed plate number, allowing police to track down Watkins - who later confessed to the stabbing.
She was booked into the Greene County Jail on charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Her bail was set at $75,000.
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