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Virginia Beach man pleads guilty to stabbing girlfriend approximately 15 times

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A man pleaded guilty to a malicious wounding charge Wednesday.

Court documents say back Troy Simmons stabbed his girlfriend back in November 2015.

On November 29, Simmons’ girlfriend was dropped off by a male friend who had taken her home from a bar. As she was getting out of the vehicle, the two got into an verbal argument that┬áturned physical.

According to court documents, Simmons stabbed his girlfriend repeatedly with a large kitchen knife, forcing her to the ground. He continued to stab her in her neck, chest and head. She was stabbed approximately 10 to 15 times. She also had defensive wounds on her arms and hands. Simmons screamed, “I’m going to kill you” and then drove away from the home in a white jeep.

A neighbor called 911 and Simmons’ girlfriend was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Police found Simmons shortly after the incident. He admitted to stabbing the victim, but did not specify where the knife came from or how many times he stabbed her.

His sentencing is set for August 8, 2016.