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Woman found with knife in neck; suspect's ear hacked off


HeldermanA bloody woman was found in a bathtub with a knife in her neck and her attacker was beaten with a shower rod until a chunk of his ear flew off, according to police. 

The 23-year-old man was charged with attempted murder over the weekend after he stabbed the woman, according to a report by bradenton.com.

Andrew Helderman was found straddling the 31-year-old victim when Holmes Beach police officer Steve Ogline arrived early Saturday, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by police.

According to police, Helderman surrendered after Ogline threatened to shoot him if he didn't stop.

The woman and Helderman were living together in a Holmes Beach apartment.

Another male roommate called the police after witnessing the attack, according to the report.

"When the defendant actually started to cut and stab the female victim, the male victim grabbed the shower rod from the bathroom and proceeded to strike the defendant numerous times about the head and body in an attempt to make him stop attacking the female victim," police reported.

Helderman lost a chunk of his right ear from the rod strikes.

 

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Carlos Jones

Dang!
Watching too much mayhem on TV I bet.

Carlos Jones

Now who lost their ear? It says her attacker was beaten with a shower rod until a chunk of his ear flew off, according to police.

Another male roommate called the police after witnessing the attack, according to the report.
Then it goes on to say "When the defendant actually started to cut and stab the female victim, the male victim grabbed the shower rod from the bathroom and proceeded to strike the defendant numerous times about the head and body in an attempt to make him stop attacking the female victim," police reported.

Helderman lost a chunk of his right ear from the rod strikes.

Helderman is the defendant, attacker. The unnamed male roommate is identified as a victim, but he really is not a victim

Michael Fitzpatrick

this is mike the other victim because he was thrashing and stabbing at me while i was trying to get helderman off of the girl. the woman is slowly recovering and appreciates all the support she is receiving from the community. http://www.bradenton.com/2014/03/17/5051193/holmes-beach-man-charged-with.html

Nichole Sobr

http://www.gofundme.com/7nr1jc?pc=fb_p2_b

Its so touching to see everyone reaching out to me for support!!! Thank you!!

Betsy

Nicole, Kenny and I just saw this. My God, that man is an animal! We're glad to hear that you're recovering.
Love, Betsy (Monica's mother)

Michael Fitzpatrick

I'm so thankful that Nicole is alive. She is so cool. Helderman is lucky he only lost his ear. I was trying to kill him. I also have video

david

show the video

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