(KMOV)-- A woman is charged after allegedly stabbing a man nearly 40 times throughout his body.
This happened around 11 a.m. Monday in the 2200 block of Paramount Drive in Fenton.
According to Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer, Sharon Vilcek, 55, told police she had an altercation with the victim. She said she stabbed the victim in self-defense. Investigators learned that after the victim was stabbed, Vilcek left the victim inside the residence throughout the night. Later in the morning, Vilcek returned to the apartment, but again waited to call for medical assistance.
Authorities said when they found the 56-year-old victim, he was bleeding from his stab wounds, without any clothes, lying on a bed in his apartment. When authorities took Vilcek into custody, they said she had carefully placed the kitchen knives she used in the attack into a plastic bag.
The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
"This was very apparently an ongoing rocky relationship which nearly turned deadly," said Captain Ralph Brown of Jefferson County.
"She is saying she was defending herself...and she was very cooperative," said Brown. "However, at some point in time, she left the residence [and] supposedly went out and slept in her car and driveway for a few hours, and then went to a relative's house."
Investigators said other apartment residents heard the victim cry out for help for hours after the stabbing, but no one called. It wasn't until late Monday morning when deputies found him, after a call from the suspect.
Vilcek was charged with Domestic Assault 1st Degree. She is currently held at the Jefferson County Jail on a $750,000 cash only bond.
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