Man stabbed by girlfriend for cheating at Monopoly

Classic Parker Brother's game leads to domestic dispute

(Photo courtesy of Mike Fleming)

A Santa Fe woman went directly to jail on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend over a game of Monopoly.

Police say that 60-year-old Laura Chavez stabbed her boyfriend, 48-year-old Clyde Smith, with a kitchen knife after accusing him of cheating during the popular Parker Brother’s game. When police arrived at the residence, they found Chavez covered in blood, which she admitted was the victim’s, according to the Smoking Gun.

According to documents filed by police, the couple was playing Monopoly late Tuesday night with their 10-year-old grandson when the incident occurred. The boy told investigators that his grandmother became angry when she believed that Smith had cheated during the game, although no specification was given about the type of cheating.

After the 10-year-old had gone to bed, Chavez allegedly hit Smith over the head with a bottle, obtained a kitchen knife, and began cutting the victim. Police say they found the victim “bleeding heavily from his head and right wrist area”, according to the New Mexican. Statements also indicated that both Chavez and Smith appeared to be intoxicated upon the arrival of the officers.

Smith was reportedly hospitalized in stable condition late Wednesday, according to Lt. Adam Mendoza. Chavez, who has served time previously for a 2009 felony drug possession case, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, battery upon a peace officer, assault upon a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

The 60-year-old woman remains in police custody, and it is not clear which charges she will be arraigned on.

Police also reported that Chavez did not pass go, and did not collect $200.