[Update, Jan 16, 2018: Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s office has refused the charges in the case of Melissa Veillard, who was initially accused of stabbing her longtime boyfriend.]
An Elmwood woman who allegedly stabbed her longtime boyfriend so badly that his lung collapsed was arrested for attempted murder early Monday morning, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies said that Melissa Veillard, 27, and her boyfriend of seven years were involved in an incident inside their apartment in the 5100 block of Citrus Boulevard. Both told deputies that the victim fell on a pair of scissors that had been resting on a dresser, according to an arrest report.
But the victim’s injury was a downward puncture wound from his left shoulder that penetrated into his left lung, and deputies said that he also had minor puncture wounds to his forearm and a cut to his left thumb that appeared to be defensive injuries.
Deputies also claimed that an unnamed witness told them Veillard’s boyfriend called the witness after the incident and repeated, “She stabbed me, she stabbed me.”
Veillard was booked on attempted second-degree murder.