DA: Burlington woman stabbed husband with butcher knife

attempted homicide
Star Lee

Burlington –  A 46-year-old woman was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with attempted homicide after she stabbed her husband with a butcher knife.

Star Lynn Lee, of Burlington, was charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide with the use of a dangerous weapon and substantial battery, along with three misdemeanor bail-jumping charges and a misdemeanor criminal damage to property charge.

The attempted homicide charge carries 60 years in prison, while the battery charge could bring a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison. Each of the misdemeanors carries a fine of $10,000 and nine months in county jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police responded to Ascension-All Saints Hospital, where the male was being treated. Police learned the two had been drinking at a bar July 3 and into July 4 and that Lee went into the garage and stabbed her husband’s motorcycle several times, then stabbed him and said she was going to kill him.

At the residence, police found a butcher knife believed to be used in the attack. Blood spots were found on the garage floor and carpet that led to the house.

The male was treated for a stab wound on the upper, outer side of his left breast. The wound required five stitches. The male told police there hadn’t been any issues when they were at the bar, but about a minute after they got into the house, she began to punch him in his head, which knocked off his glasses.

At that point, the man said he grabbed the defendant by the neck and pushed her away. Lee then allegedly grabbed a knife off the counter and jumped on his back, knocking him down and stabbing him one time.

The man ran into the garage, and Lee chased after him and began to stab his motorcycle. The man stated, “He was not going to call the police after Star stabbed him, but stabbing his motorcycle crossed the line.”

Court records indicate that Lee is free on bond in a case in Maryland, where she faces six misdemeanor charges, including two second-degree assault charges. The male told police he also is the victim in that case.

Lee is expected to be back in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Racine County Courthouse.


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