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Longmont Woman Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Stabbing

December 20, 2018
Desiree Royval appears at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder on Aug. 17, 2018. Royval was sentenced to eight years in prison for second-degree assault.

A Longmont woman who pleaded guilty to stabbing a man at her apartment was sentenced on Thursday to eight years in prison.

Desiree Marie Royval, 34, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree assault causing injury in October . As part of a plea deal, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office dismissed her other charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, felony menacing and tampering with physical evidence.

According to an arrest affidavit, Longmont police in May found a man kneeling and covered in blood by the patio door of Royval’s apartment on Crisman Drive. The man told police that a woman had stabbed him while pointing at Royval .

A witness told police that Royval had threatened the man with the knife earlier and, after an argument, stabbed him, according to the affidavit.

The victim was taken to Longmont United Hospital for his injuries, which included a large laceration on his scalp, a large stab wound in his back and a smaller stab wound in his neck, according to the affidavit. The emergency physician reported that the man was “at a substantial risk of death.”

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

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