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Woman stabs, injures co-worker at Bellagio, police say

Updated Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 | 6:36 p.m.

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Brenda Jean Stokes

An argument between two women employed by the Bellagio escalated when one woman used a sharp object to cut the other woman’s face, Metro Police said.

The fight happened at the Bellagio around 9:50 p.m. Friday, police said.

Brenda Jean Stokes, 50, faces charges that include burglary and battery with a deadly weapon, police said.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

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  1. Chunky says:

    They must have missed the section in the MGM Resorts HR handbook expressly forbidding aggressive behavior, violence, respect and weapons in the workplace.

    It's the knife's fault.

    That's what Chunky thinks!

  2. This is the sort of person that should not be able to purchase a firearm. What was she thinking? Oh, that's right, she wasn't thinking, she was using her emotions.

  3. We have many species among us every day. We think guns can ensure personal protection? Anyone who thinks that she can attack anyone else needs to be separated from the public permanently. Mandatory prison sentences for violent crimes are finally bringing down recidivism--because the violent "people" are locked up. Eventually our statistics suggesting America locks up so many of its people will correct itself--we don't lock up too many--we just let the same violent ones out over and over again to attack over and over again. The state of the art in Mental Health will NEVER BE where we can treat and preclude recurrence. Incarceration and commitment are the only answers for those inherently violent. For those who are violent because "society" forces them into a corner, we need to look at how we treat each other: bullying, harassing, denigration of so many. There is something seriously wrong with the instigators who think belittling others is acceptable at any level.

  4. This person could NEVER have been put on a mentally challenged list. It could never have been prevented.

  5. Ohhhh no. now the government is going to ban all sales of sharp obects. Hurry people run to the stores now and buy all the knives and sharp utensils that you can before its too late.