Stabbing victim had restraining order against estranged husband - FOX 35 News Orlando

Stabbing victim had restraining order against estranged husband

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Orange County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a brutal stabbing just outside the city of Orlando late Sunday night.

Jenneyle Sharpton remains in critical but stable condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  Sharpton is another Central Florida woman who had a domestic violence injunction which did not protect her.

Deputies said late Sunday night, they found Sharpton collapsed and bleeding in a driveway near her house, the victim of a brutal stabbing attack.  Her estranged husband, 33-year-old Altherio Sharpton, was arrested after the attack at his parent's home in Pine Hills.  He had blood stains on his shirt at the time of the arrest, investigators said.

Detectives said he dragged his estranged wife out of her house in front of four children and then attacked her with a pocket knife, leaving a long trail of blood on the sidewalk and the grass near the house.

Neighbors like Nancy Barr cannot understand the brutality of this attack.  "I just cannot fathom why anybody would do that to somebody and in front of their children.  I just don't understand."

"Domestic abuse is really about power and control, so when the abuser feels they are going to lose the control, that's when things really go awry," said Carol Wick, CEO of Harbor House of Central Florida.  She works every day to help domestic violence victims.

Investigators said Sharpton was arrested this past Christmas after he tried to strangle his estranged wife.  She received a domestic violence injunction which was served on January 10. 

Wick said the court order did not protect this victim, but in general the restraining orders are effective.  "About 3,000 injunctions a year are filed, and we only have a handful of incidents that happen after the injunctions are filed that are really lethal.  They do in fact work really well when you start looking at the percentages of injunctions filed."

Sharpton will be charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, burglary and violating a domestic violence injunction.

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