Woman could get 12 years for fatally stabbing boyfriend

Natisha Anderson pleads no contest to charge of killing boyfriend

An East Palo Alto woman could spend up to 12 years in state prison for killing her boyfriend by stabbing him in the leg with a steak knife during an argument last year.

Natisha Anderson pleaded no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter for killing her boyfriend Charles Perry III, who was also the father of her son, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Anderson was arrested Feb. 7, 2012, when police responded to a call from her saying she had "cut" her boyfriend. When police arrived at Anderson's residence on the 1200 block of Camellia Drive they found Perry suffering from a stab wound to the femoral artery and the steak knife in the sink.

Anderson told officers at her home that she was responsible for cutting her boyfriend, according to police. Perry was taken to Stanford Hospital where he succumbed to his wound, police said.

She was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked into San Mateo County Jail. The case remains under investigation.

Anderson originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder with a deadly weapon enhancement in March 2012.

— Eric Van Susteren


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Posted by mercy
a resident of Atherton
on Jan 12, 2014 at 10:13 am

Do not dump her into prison. Some anger classes would do and some first aid classes, just in case she gets mad at her next boyfriend! Concentrate on tourniquets. Not joking.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of University South
on Jan 13, 2014 at 6:44 am

mercy, Would you say the same if it were a man who stabbed his girlfriend?

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Posted by WhatsTheRealStoryHere
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:37 am

Not much information in this story, but was this in self-defense? If it was, then why is she being charged at all and if it wasn't why is she getting off so lightly. The story makes it sound like the guy deserved to be stabbed. What's the real story here?

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Posted by chicacyber
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Chicacyber - the man is dead.

WhatsTheRealStoryHere- why don't you research it? If I recall correctly, she called the cops to remove him, during an argument, then when the cops arrived, she claimed that he'd left. Then, she called again to say that she'd cut him. I don't recall anything in the media stating that he was violent with her, or that she was being threatened, etc. But certainly the details of their background haven't been made public.

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