VICTOR, Idaho (TCD) — Deputies arrested a 48-year-old woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend all over his body, kicking him off his bed, and hitting him on two separate occasions.
According to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, on Sept. 17, Luna Nicoya Phaedra Serrano allegedly went to Derek Hawkes’ house and stabbed him with a pair of scissors, which caused injuries to his side. She faces a charge of aggravated battery in connection with that incident.
Then, on Oct. 2 at approximately 11 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Kestrel Hill Road and found Serrano “subdued and detained” by Hawkes, who was injured again. Medics transported Hawkes to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The Sheriff’s Office alleges Serrano went to Hawkes’ home with the intent of killing him. She allegedly attacked him with scissors again and struck his head, chest, neck, and torso. Then, she reportedly pushed him off his loft and onto the kitchen counter and floor.
Court records cited by Cowboy State Daily say Serrano allegedly texted Hawkes saying, “Let’s fight to the death.” A woman inside Hawkes’ cabin reportedly fled outside, sought shelter under a truck, and called 911.
When deputies arrived, they found Serrano wearing two jackets, one of which was on backwards, and a headlamp. Hawkes was naked except for a pair of underwear and was reportedly “bleeding significantly” due to the wounds on his neck. Serrano also reportedly had blood on her body and clothing.
Hawkes reportedly told deputies he was asleep when Serrano made her way into the cabin, but he woke up when she allegedly started stabbing him in the head. Cowboy State Daily reports Hawkes obtained documents to file a restraining order against Serrano the same day he was attacked.
Hawkes’ girlfriend reportedly said Serrano stole her phone after she broke in another time.
Deputies looked inside the cabin and found a “significant amount of blood” on the floor, couch, and blankets.
Hawkes reportedly claimed Serrano had threatened him with scissors in the past. The two had known each other for about 15 years and were in intimate relationship for several weeks, but that ended about a week before the Oct. 2 incident.
Serrano is reportedly homeless because she was banned from going back to Hawkes’ cabin.
Court records show Serrano was taken into custody on one count of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, and one count of burglary.
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office said a judge set Serrano’s bond at $250,000. The Sheriff’s Office said she will be required to report to pre-trial supervision, wear an ankle monitor, and not make any contact with Hawkes.
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