A 36-year-old Norfolk hairdresser will spend 20 years behind bars for cutting a woman with a razor blade during a fight at a Virginia Beach bar.
Angie Brown, of the 2400 block of Juniper Street, was sentenced to 35 years in prison with 15 years suspended on Wednesday.
The sentencing came five months after Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley found Brown guilty of aggravated malicious wounding.
The charge stemmed from an early morning fight on April 3, 2014 at Sliders Sports Bar, located at 3157 Virginia Beach Blvd., according to a news release from the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney.
A woman and her friend were leaving the bar around 1:30 a.m. when Brown confronted them about a conversation they had with a mutual male friend.
Brown and the victim’s friend began arguing, and the victim said she wanted to leave. Brown attacked her from behind, knocking her to the ground and began cutting her with a razor blade, the release states.
The woman went to the hospital with slash wounds to her left cheek, right leg, right arm, back, torso, chest and right shoulder. She also had a minor cut on her right hand.
Evidence against Brown included a portion of the fight that was taped by a bystander on a cellphone, as well as razor blades found in her car and purse. Police believe the razor blades were the type used by hairdressers.
Police also tested a bloody razor blade found in the bar’s parking lot for DNA. The test confirmed the blood on the razor blade was Brown’s and the victim’s, according to the release.
The incident wasn’t the first time Brown cut someone. She has been convicted twice before of unlawful wounding. In 1997 Brown stabbed a woman in the stomach, and in 2006 she slashed a man in the face.
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