Clearlake woman jailed after stabbing self, blaming boyfriend
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:24 a.m.
A Clearlake woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon for stabbing herself in the arm with a knife and then calling police to blame it on her boyfriend, police said.
Antoinette Hamilton, 27, admitted inflicting the injury herself when authorities confronted her with evidence and statements from the boyfriend contradicting what she had first reported, police said.
Hamilton called police around 1:13 a.m. Tuesday and said her 48-year-old boyfriend had hurt her during a fight at a home on Lakeshore Drive.
When evidence inside the house corroborated the man's assertion that she had injured herself, she was confronted at St. Helena Hospital and admitted the truth.
Hamilton was arrested on suspicion of falsely reporting felony domestic violence and booked into the Lake County Jail, authorities said.
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