Man Police say Stabbed Woman in Neck Pleads Not Guilty to Charges


A man who police say stabbed a woman in the neck and watched her bleed says he’s not guilty on a number of charges, including attempted murder and kidnapping.

Todd Jackson pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Wednesday in Steubenville.

Jackson was arrested back in December 2014 when officers said they received a call from the victim who was found laying in the bath tub, with a large amount of blood coming from her neck.

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“He seemed, in her words, almost fascinated by the thought of watching her bleed,” said Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin.

Hanlin went on to say not only did Jackson seriously injure the victim, he also made threats to police officers and their families.

Lonnie Smith was also in the house at the time of the incident and allegedly drove off with the victim’s car and cell phone so officers wouldn’t find the evidence.

A judge ordered Jackson’s bond up to $1 million to “keep the public safe.”

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