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Authorities: Woman stabbed husband, turned knife on herself
Man in critical condition

A Hall County woman is accused of cutting and stabbing her husband Wednesday morning in East Hall before turning the knife on herself, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, to the 3000 block of Jasmine Court. Oscar Acevedo-Avalos, 58, was in critical condition from cuts and stab wounds, and his wife, Cecelia Acevedo, 55, had non-life threatening cuts, according to the sheriff’s office.

Both were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Two girls ages 5 and 16 were asleep when the stabbing happened, according to investigators.

“A preliminary investigation by HCSO Criminal Investigation Division personnel indicated that Mrs. Acevedo assaulted her husband and then turned the knife on herself. Investigators determined the violence unfolded roughly ten minutes prior to the 911 call,” wrote sheriff’s office spokesman Derreck Booth in a news release.

Booth said Acevedo-Avalos was wounded in the abdomen, while Cecelio Acevedo had cuts to her arms. He did not release any information on the knife used.

No motive has been established.

The girls are now with other family members.

Booth said Cecelia Acevedo will face aggravated assault charges when she is released from the hospital.

The case is still being investigated.

Compiled by Nick Watson

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