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Police: Man stabbed woman at least 9 times at motel

Created: 06/13/2014 8:16 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Albuquerque police have identified a man accused of stabbing a woman multiple times at a northeast Albuquerque motel on Thursday.

A Mountain View motel employee flagged down an officer patroling the area on the 1200 block of Central NE. Officer B. Lampiris-Tremba drove into the parking lot and saw a woman bleeding heavily walk around a corner and then collapse in front of his patrol unit.

The officer applied two tourniquets to her arm and applied pressure to her multiple stab wounds until paramedics arrived at the scene.

Several other officers responded to the motel to search for the suspect. Police said they observed a man covered in blood who ran away when he saw them.

After being stunned with a Taser and running into a sergeant's vehicle, the officers were able to arrest 33-year-old Freddy Granger.

Granger was transported to a local hospital as a precaution, but released shortly thereafter. He is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center without bond on multiple charges, including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault.

Witnesses told police they observed Granger attempt to stab the woman more than 20 times. She sustained at least nine stab wounds all over her body.

Detectives say Granger is a convicted felon who has served prison time for a previous violent attack.

Freddy Granger, 33.

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