Woman Stabs Boyfriend For Cheating in Monopoly Game

| by Michael Allen

60-year-old Laura Chavez and her boyfriend 48-year-old Clyde "Butch" Smith were reportedly playing a Monopoly game at her Santa Fe, New Mexico apartment when she allegedly stabbed him with a kitchen knife. Police say that both Chavez and Smith appeared to be intoxicated.

Smith, found bleeding from wounds on his head and right wrist, was hospitalized yesterday in stable condition. He told police that Chavez hit him over the head with a glass bottle and then grabbed a knife and began cutting him, causing injuries to his head, neck, left eye brow and right wrist.

When police arrived at Chavez’s building, she was sitting under the porch covered in blood. Asked if the blood was Smith’s, she reportedly answered, “Yes, I fucked him up.”

Chavez was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon and battery on a law enforcement officer. She is being held in the Santa Fe county jail on a $5000 bond.

Chavez’s 10-year-old grandson told police that his grandmother began to argue with Smith because she thought he “was cheating at Monopoly." The boy, who had gone to bed before the stabbing began, did not further describe the alleged cheating.