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Xesenia Martinez attacks sister with knife, bites her, police say

Published On: May 10 2013 07:12:03 PM EDT

A woman attacked her sister with a knife and then bit her in the back, officials said.

Xesenia V. Martinez went after her sister, Milagros Ruiz-Martinez, with a kitchen knife in her sister's apartment at 1307 East 4th St., Bethlehem, at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, officials said, adding that after Xesenia V. Martinez was disarmed by her sister, she bit her sibling in the back.

Xesenia V. Martinez resisted being placed under arrest, and caused about $500 in damage to a police car, including putting a dent in the left rear door with a kick, officials said.


Xesenia V. Martinez, 24, of 3665 Old York Rd., Philadelphia, was charged with assault, institutional vandalism and resisting arrest and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $50,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. May 23.