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Two Gadsden Women Charged With Attempted Murder

McHenry.WoodsGadsden police have charged two women with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing last Thursday night.

Sgt. John Hallman said Keisha Woods, age 20 and Amber McHenry, age 23 both of Gadsden, have been charged in an incident that happened at about 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of East Broad Street.

The 32-year-old woman who was the victim is reportedly stable in UAB Hospital.

The two women were arrested at the scene on aggravated assault charges originally, as the victim’s wound was not thought to be as serious. They are now being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.

According to police reports, officers were called to the location Thursday for a fight-in-progress. Once officers arrived, they found a woman lying in the grass in a side yard with a cut in her left side and a small amount of blood at that time.

A little bit later, there was another disturbance heard in a backroom at the address. Police detained the two women there who witnesses said had been in an altercation with the victim. Police also recovered a knife at the scene they believed was used in the stabbing.

Medics found the victim unresponsive, but could not determine whether it was caused by her wound or from intoxication. After the victim was taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center, the report stated, she became combative and began bleeding more profusely.

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Joey Weaver

Joey Weaver has worked for WEIS Radio in Centre as the Assistant News Director since 2008 covering news in Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia.

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