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Woman stabs girlfriend over Facebook post in Newport News

Posted at 7:53 AM, Jun 24, 2015

Newport News, Va. - A woman was arrested for stabbing her girlfriend after an argument over a Facebook post.

Newport News Police say 30-year-old Tiffany Hartley and her 19-year-old girlfriend got into a fight last night on Christian Street.

Photo by Newport News Police. Tiffany Hartley.

Photo by Newport News Police. Tiffany Hartley.

Hartley told police the woman was angry about something she saw on the Internet. Police say it was about a Facebook post.

However, the 19-year-old tells NewsChannel 3, she was the one who made a Facebook post. She claims she was arguing with Hartley earlier in the day and Hartley called her family stupid.

"I tagged her in a post saying my family is not stupid and she got mad over it and we just started hitting and then this happened," says the stabbing victim. "I tried to take the knife away from her but I couldn’t because I didn’t want to get my hand cut and after I took my hand away, I didn’t know she was going to stab me."

Police say during the fight, Hartley stabbed her significant other in the thigh.

That woman was taken to the hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury. She says she received three stitches, but wants to forgive Hartley.

"I don’t want to keep grudges against her for this because it makes me feel like a bad person for keeping a grudge against her," she says.

Hartley is charged with malicious wounding. Police say they also charged the stabbing victim with assault and battery. She was released on her own recognizance.