JERSEY CITY – A Jersey City woman was stabbed in the head late Saturday night by a stranger who was wearing a red dress, according to officials.
At around 2:30 a.m on January 31, 2015, a 24-year-old Jersey City resident was talking with her friends inside a building on Bergen Avenue. A random woman entered the building and punched the victim in the head. The woman was identified as wearing a red dress. The victim did not realize she was stabbed until she started bleeding from the head. She noticed the suspect walking away with a “black handled object”, officials said. A NJ Transit officer was able to provide first aid care to the victim until Jersey City Police arrived. The victim was transported to Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health.
Police found Radera Mitchell, 21, at home, where she washed the knife and left it near her kitchen sink. A red dress was also lying on her bed. Both items were confiscated as evidence. When confronted she told police the victim “got in my face and I stabbed her,” according to police reports.
Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She also received two weapons charges.