A 23-year-old woman who was stabbed several times in a home in Manchester Thursday night was being stalked by her attacker, according to police.
Officers responded to a residence on Oakland Street just after 7 p.m. Thursday and found a 23-year-old woman who has been stabbed several times in the stomach.
Police said she was conscious and alert.
Three other family members were home when the woman was stabbed in the kitchen and police said there was no evidence that the person who stabbed the woman had forced his way into the home.
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Investigators learned the suspect was a frequent customer at the Sam's Food Store where the victim works as a clerk.
After speaking with the victim and her family members, they determined the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Damion Davis, of Hartford, had been stalking the victim, police said.
Police located Davis around noon Friday and arrested him. Investigators said Davis confessed to stabbing the woman and told police where they could find the knife used in the attack.
He was charged with first-degree assault, home invasion, carrying a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary, and second-degree stalking. He was held on $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital, where she had surgery and is recovering. Police said she remained in stable condition Friday night.
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