January 29, 2010
St. Petersburg, FL (The Weekly Vice) – Cynthia E. Bettis-Ware, a 52-year-old apparent “American Idol” fan was jailed after she stabbed and scalded her boyfriend over an argument about the show.
According to St. Petersburg police, Ware and her boyfriend, 47-year-old Kevin Johnson, were at the Empress Hotel where the couple apparently resides, when they began arguing about an incident on Tuesday’s episode of American Idol.
Johnson changed the channel to try and stop the argument, but Ware continued the fight, so Johnson went to bed. That’s when the argument became “heated”.
Around 11:20 p.m., Ware poured a cup of hot cocoa on Johnson while he was sleeping, severely burning him. When Johnson woke up, Ware was standing over him wielding a 10-inch butcher knife. She then stabbed him five times in the back and twice in the chest.
Ware chased Johnson out into the hotel’s parking lot with another knife after he took the butcher knife from her inside the room. A crowd formed around the couple and finally, someone called police.
Johnson was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Bettis-Ware was booked into the Pinellas County jail and charged with first-degree attempted murder. She is being held without bond.
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