CRIME
11/10/2014 03:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michael Valentin Attempted Double Homicide After Dog-Poop Dispute: Cops

Springfield Police Dept.

A dispute between neighbors about a dog's bodily waste in Springfield, Massachusetts, has resulted in a tenant being charged with felony assault and attempted murder.

Michael Valentin, 33, was arrested Saturday for allegedly stabbing a 46-year-old woman and her 23-year-old daughter.

Police said the attacks stemmed from an argument between Valentin and the victims about their pit bull, which Valentin said had defecated on the rear stairs and in the side yard, MassLive reports.

The deputies first showed up at the apartment building around 9:30 a.m. and sought to resolve the problem with the help of the landlord. After they left, Valentin allegedly erupted into violence by attacking his second-floor neighbors.

The mother was stabbed several times in the back while the daughter was stabbed in the face and neck.

The mother was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, and has been upgraded from critical to stable condition, according to WTNH.com. The daughter is reportedly in good condition.

Valentin was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, mayhem as well as assault and battery by a dangerous weapon, according to the Associated Press.

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