Sex-For-Money Dispute May Be Tied To Slashings
April 8, 2007
The Hartford Courant
HARTFORD -- A slashing Friday may have been caused by a man's failure to pay a prostitute, police said.
The incident happened in a car on Spring Street Friday, Lt. Daniel DePinto said.
At about 6 p.m., police received a call from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where a woman was being treated for slash wounds to her hands, he said. The woman told police she had been in a discussion with a man about sex for money, DePinto said.
At some time that evening, a man with a knife wound to his neck had been treated at Hartford Hospital and released, he said. Police believe the slashings are related.
The man was described as black, bald and about 5 feet 8. He was wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt, and he was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser, DePinto said.
Police are continuing their investigation.