Selma woman convicted of 2016 stabbing

Published 8:43 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A 48-year-old Selma woman was convicted of stabbing a woman in April 2016 during a fight over a man.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Haiwatha Ford was convicted of assault and is expected to be sentenced in the next few months by Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins. Jackson said Wiggins ordered a pre-sentence investigation and revoked her bond. She is being held at the Dallas County jail.

The stabbing happened on April 5, 2016. According to an incident report from the Selma Police Department, the stabbing took place at a liquor store on the 1100 block of Broad Street. The report states an officer responded to the scene and spoke with Ford, who said she was in an altercation with the victim.

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The officer then spoke to the victim at Vaughan Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for multiple stab wounds in both arms.

According to an incident report, the victim told the officer she went to the store to buy an alcoholic beverage and arrived at the same time as Ford, who she was in a conflict with over a man she was dating at the time.

The report states the two women started arguing inside, and when they got outside, it escalated.

The victim told the officer she did not realize she was stabbed by Ford. After being stabbed, the victim drove herself to the hospital.

Jackson said the trial took two days, and the jury reached a verdict after nine minutes of deliberation. Ford faces 10 to 20 years in prison.