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Hope Mills Teen Charged With Slashing Girl's Face

Posted January 23, 2008

— Cumberland County Sheriff’s detectives charged a Hope Mills teen with slashing the face of her companion with a knife.

Jessica Michelle Leal, 18, of 5735 Hilltop Dr., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury.

Investigators said Leal severely injured 17-year old Terra Madison, of 350 Grimes Road, Tuesday during a fight that broke out at the victim’s home. Madison suffered a laceration to the face and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Leal, who was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond, is scheduled to make a first court appearance in District Courtroom 2-B on Wednesday.

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  • White Cross Jan 23, 2008

    Maybe she was at home,defending herself....
    No one knows the real details,yet everyone jumps to conclusions.

  • kimmie2191 Jan 23, 2008

    Stupid!!

  • babyluv Jan 23, 2008

    ........SHE SLIPPED WHILE CUTTING A BAGEL, OR...OH, WHAT THE HECK!

    Now that is funny or better yet she could plead mentally retarded!

  • GoldsboroWolf 98 Jan 23, 2008

    IQ, IQ, IQ. People will say there is no correlation, but this is why stupidity crosses all class boundaries.

  • Eduardo1 Jan 23, 2008

    BASED UPON THE CHAREGE SHE HAS TO DO HARD TIME, ALTHOUGH........IT WILL BE ARGUED THAT SHE HAS NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE AND SHE WAS ON SOME ILLEGAL COLD OR DEPRESSION MEDICATION, OR........SHE SLIPPED WHILE CUTTING A BAGEL, OR...OH, WHAT THE HECK!

  • justjean Jan 23, 2008

    I'm sure her family is extremely proud of her...not.

  • garnertoy Jan 23, 2008

    go figure

  • Yelena Jan 23, 2008

    Do people not understand that thier actions have consequences anymore? You hack somebody's face with a knife.. you go to jail. Why would this woman pick to spend her younger years in a gray, dirty cell?

  • srjr388 Jan 23, 2008

    couldn't have been over a boy, they were 'girlfriends'

  • garnertoy Jan 23, 2008

    it just keeps getting worse

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