ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (FOX 13) - A pregnant woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend for looking at a photo of another woman on his roommate’s cell phone, deputies said.
Pasco County deputies said they responded to the reported stabbing at a Zephyrhills home, and later arrested 25-year-old Julitza Emily Gonzalez.
According to her arrest report, the roommate, who was not identified, said he showed a photo of a woman he wanted to date to his friend. The friend looked at the photo while his pregnant girlfriend, Gonzalez, was in the room. The moment sparked an argument between the couple, officials said.
As the quarreling continued, the roommate said he became uncomfortable and left the room, and the shouting escalated. At one point the roommate heard someone rummaging through the kitchen drawers, according to investigators.
A short time after, the boyfriend ran into the roommate’s room with a stab wound to his stomach and said, “That (expletive) stabbed me,” according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The roommate used a shirt to apply pressure to the wound, called 911 and waited for paramedics to arrive.
According to the arrest report, as they waited for first responders, Gonzalez entered the room and asked, “Why would you look at that girl on the phone?"
The victim was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. His condition is not immediately known. Gonzalez was displaying signs of anxiety and was transported to Zephyrhills Hospital.
Deputies said they found a 5-inch steak knife with blood on it. They interviewed Gonzalez at the hospital and she denied stabbing the victim. According to deputies, she said he must have fallen on the blade. However, surgeons at Lakeland Regional Medical Center said the stab wound was not consistent with an accident, officials said.
Gonzalez was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.