A New York orthodontist has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing her ex-fiance’s new girlfriend.
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment of Alika Crew, 41, of New Rochelle, on Thursday.
Authorities said Crew seriously injured her former fiance’s girlfriend in a stabbing attack on July 28.
Crew allegedly attacked the 30-year-old woman by lunging at her from a crouching position behind the driver’s seat in the victim’s car.
The victim managed to escape from inside the vehicle but she was caught by Crew after a short chase.
Crew then sliced the victim’s neck with a razor blade causing significant and ‘possibly permanent damage to the neck,’ according to authorities.
Crew also left injuries on the victim’s hand, which was cut when the victim tried to push her away.
Authorities said the alleged attack occurred a few blocks from where Crew and her ex-fiancé were still living together as the victim drove away from the house after spending the night.
At the time of the attack, Crew and her ex had broken off their engagement.
After the attack, Crew left the scene as neighbors came outside to help the victim, police said.
According to the New York Post, surveillance footage showed a driver stop to offer the victim help around the same time a homeowner stepped onto her porch to call 911.
That’s when Crew, who practices orthodontics at clinics in Queens and Stamford, Connecticut, returned moments later and ‘pretended to be an additional concerned neighbor’.
One witness said Crew walked toward the victim, saying: ‘I’m a doctor.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Valerie Edwards