Henrico Woman Stabbed in Florida Attack, Suspect Arrested at McDonald’s

Sandra Jones, WTVR, April 4, 2017

A woman, raised in Henrico’s West End, is recovering from multiple stab wounds she received during an attack inside her South Florida apartment. Ashley Hall, 30, was stabbed more than a dozen times, according to friends who set-up a GoFundMe page.

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Hall and her boyfriend Scott Rash and were home Tuesday, March 28, when an acquaintance, described as a neighbor, named Benito Felipe Crisanto arrived at their apartment.

Scott Rash and Ashley Hall

Scott Rash and Ashley Hall

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Crisanto entered the apartment and allegedly pulled out a gun to confront the couple, according to a police report.

Rash, according to the report, wrestled the gun away from Crisanto and he and Hall tried to escape the apartment.

Crisanto grabbed Hall, the police report stated, pulled out a knife, and stabbed Hall.

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Hall told investigators she did not know why she was being stabbed, but recalled Crisanto saying that, “I have to make a sacrifice.”

Benito Felipe Crisanto

Benito Felipe Crisanto

Hall said she was able to eventually free herself from Crisanto and told him to take money.

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After grabbing more than $3,000 cash, Crisanto fled.

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Money raised through the GoFundMe page will be spent to help the couple move back home to Virginia, because they no longer felt safe in Florida.

Police arrested Crisanto, 19, Saturday morning at a McDonald’s near the crime scene.

He was charged with attempted first-degree murder.

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