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Cleveland man charged after allegedly stabbing girlfriend 14 times, punching and strangling her

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Feb 10, 2020

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man is accused of stabbing a woman 14 times and attempting to strangle her with an extension cord on Jan. 31, according to Cleveland police.

Samuel Davis III, stabbed his live-in girlfriend with a small, silver knife in her face, head, chest, hand and the back of her head, police said. She was stabbed a total of 14 times.

During the altercation, Davis grabbed an extension cord and attempted to strangle his girlfriend with it, according to police. He punched her in the face and strangled her with his arm.

The woman required stitches, staples and treatment for a broken thumb and possible puncture to her esophagus and lung, police said.

Davis was arrested the day after the attack. He was charged with felonious assault and kidnapping.

He was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Monday, according to court records.