Providence woman charged in Pawtucket stabbing

Photo of Pawtucket stabbing suspect Karen Bessell provided by Pawtucket Police Dept.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence woman is facing multiple charges after police say she stabbed a woman in Pawtucket early Monday.

Pawtucket police allege 48-year-old Karen Bessell was vandalizing a vehicle at her ex-boyfriend’s house when she was confronted by another woman around 2:20 a.m. Monday.

During the ensuing confrontation, Bessell is accused of stabbing the other woman in both of her arms.

The 39-year-old victim was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Bessell is charged with felony assault, domestic vandalism, and disorderly conduct.

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