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Woman claims self-defense in South Hill face stabbing

UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.

Court documents identify the woman accused of stabbing a neighbor in the face Saturday evening on Spokane’s South Hill.

Rebekah M. Forsman, 35, faces a first-degree assault charge in connection with the stabbing. She is being held in the Spokane County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

The male victim told deputies he and Forsman were watching TV in his apartment at 3001 E. 53rd Ave. when Forsman attacked him with a steak knife at about 7:45 p.m., according to court documents. Police responded to a report of a man wandering around the courtyard saying he’d been stabbed.

Forsman, who had dried blood on her neck, initially denied the allegations and then admitted to stabbing the man one time, according to court documents. She told police she was acting in self-defense, and officers noted cuts on her hand that appeared to corroborate that claim.

The man was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with lacerations near his right eye. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

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