Lorena Montes, 32, of Swan Street, San Pedro Town, is recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after she was stabbed with a butcher knife six times — three times in her back and three times in the head. One of the stabs reportedly punctured her lung.
The incident occurred at about 12:20 yesterday afternoon in San Pedro, in Henry Store, owned by Montes, located at the corner of Swan and Glitter Streets. Present at the time of the stabbing were Montes’ four children, who had come home from school for lunch.
Police say that Montes was stabbed by another woman with whom she had been having an ongoing dispute. Montes told police that she had just come back to her store with her children when she was followed by a woman with whom she had had a brief argument, and the woman pulled out a knife and attacked her.
The woman then walked out of the store.
Montes was rushed to the San Pedro Polyclinic, after which she was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for further treatment, where she was admitted in a serious but stable condition.
Police say they are looking for Montes’ female assailant, who is known to them.