A St. Louis Park woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend and then attacking a witness with another knife.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged 26-year-old Rena Christine Dobervich Aug. 16 with two counts of felony assault in the second degree and one felony count of terroristic threats.
The assault charges each carry a maximum penalty of 7 years in prison and a fine of $14,000. Terroristic threats carry a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
Dobervich posted bail of $20,000 and was released from custody. Her next court date is Sept. 14.
A court document provides the following account of the allegations against Dobervich:
St. Louis Park police responded to a call regarding the stabbing at about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 15 on the 2600 block of Monterey Avenue. They found a man who said Dobervich, his live-in girlfriend, had stabbed him multiple times. He had two puncture wounds on his chest, one on his back and abrasions on a leg and above his hip. Police called an ambulance.
A witness said he had been upstairs when he heard screaming and went downstairs. He reported seeing Dobervich assaulting her boyfriend while saying she was going to kill him. Not seeing a knife at that time, the witness said he went back upstairs but returned when Dobervich’s boyfriend screamed, “She’s going to kill me!”
The witness said he saw Dobervich repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife while he was on the floor. The witness said he took the knife away before hearing the boyfriend yell that she had another knife. Dobervich then tried to stab the witness in the chest with the other knife but scraped him in the triceps instead when he moved away.
Police said they found two knives and photographed blood in the residence. When they arrested her, police reported the woman “appeared to be very intoxicated and was uncooperative.” While on the way to the St. Louis Park Police Department, police said Dobervich moved her handcuffs from behind her back to in front of her.
According to police, Dobervich said, “We’ll be alright … I’m going to have kids with that (expletive) I stabbed someday.”