Friday, December 10, 2021

Racine woman charged in Somers stabbing in fight involving group of women

 An alleged fight between a group of women in a parking lot in Petrifying Springs Park, near the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus, Tuesday ended with one person stabbed and an 18-year-old Racine woman facing two felony charges.

Makyla D. Murphy, of the 900 block of 11th Street, is charged with felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and substantial battery, along with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, all with the use of a dangerous weapon.

The recklessly endangering safety charge carries a possible maximum prison term of 7.5 years, while the battery charge carries a possible prison term of 18 months.

Murphy, who posted a $500 cash bond, has a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 28 before Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Larry Keating.

According to the criminal complaint, a deputy with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to Froedtert Kenosha Hospital to meet with a female who had been stabbed. The victim had been driven there by friends after an apparent fight.

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