Monday, November 20, 2006

Update on Colleen

Colleen is recuperating at friend’s house right now. (In case you missed it, you can catch up on the story here and here.) She refuses to go back to the house where the attack happened. Unfortunately, it is her parent’s house. I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t decide to move.

The man who attacked Colleen was apparently upset because she had rejected his advances. He had asked her out and she told him nicely that she was engaged. That is the only reason any one can think of why he attacked. He didn’t say anything to her during the attack except “shut up!” At least nothing she could remember.

Her beat up pretty good before he started stabbing her. Her mouth is swollen up real big and she has a cut on her lip and her cheek. She is going to see plastic surgeon for the cuts on her face. She also has several on her left arm and hand. One of the hurts cuts in on her lower left side. Luckily none of them were deep enough to cause any serious damage.

Because she knew her attacker he was apprehended right away. I believe he will be arraigned this week and charged with attempted murder, breaking and entering, and something else. He dude is only 18 or 19 years old.

Colleen already had plans to move in a few weeks, and unless she is unable to do so due to her injuries, she is even more determined to move now. She began meeting with a counselor today to hopefully begin to heal.

She thanks everyone for sending her their good thoughts.