Woman stabbed 17 times with screwdriver, Oklahoma City police say

Police arrested Ronald Kelly, 32, of Oklahoma City, on complaints of domestic assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of his girlfriend.
by Jonathan Sutton Modified: July 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm •  Published: July 3, 2014

An Oklahoma City man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend 20 times with a screwdriver, choking her and kicking her in the face.

Police officers found the woman bleeding from her face and having trouble breathing about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 2400 block of NW 15.

She told police her boyfriend, Ronald Kelly, 31, got angry at her earlier in the evening and began fighting with her. He punched her in the face, kicked her repeatedly in the head and stabbed her with a flat head screwdriver, she told police.

Officers counted 17 small stab wounds to her back, two to her left arm and one on her right hand, according to a police report.

The woman told police Kelly also poured water on her while she was lying on the ground, causing her to choke.

Officers went to a home in the 2000 block of NW 15, where they found Kelly lying on the floor crying. All the natural gas utilities had been turned on inside the home, police said.

Kelly was taken to a hospital for a medical examination after he began shaking, and doctors determined he had amphetamines in his system, according to the police report.

Kelly was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a complaint of domestic abuse with a deadly weapon. His bail is set at $19,000.

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by Jonathan Sutton
Breaking News Reporter
Jonathan Sutton is a reporter covering breaking news and crime for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. He grew up in Ada and has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily O'Collegian, OSU's student...
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