A single mother spoke for the first time after allegedly being attacked in her apartment and left for dead.
Andrea Newman said that she was stabbed multiple times by a man she knew on Mother’s Day.
Newman, 28, said that she was stabbed seven times in the neck and three times in the chest with a nail file.
Her injuries left her unable to breath, speak or talk for nearly three months.
“From what I know, I was attacked with a steel nail file, so it was clearly something he brought with him,” Newman said.
Markale Lundy is charged in connection with the alleged attack. He had been released from prison on a prior burglary conviction two months before allegedly attacking Newman.
According to Newman, she met Lundy, 32, on a COTA bus a few weeks before the alleged attacked. She said he was a “casual acquaintance.”
“I invited him, and allowed him to sit down and gave him a bottle of water, just like a normal person coming over to visit,” Newman said.
Newman said that Lundy stabbed her on and off for more than an hour. She tried to play dead to get him to stop.
“There was one point where he would actually get on top of me and was like trying to smother me,” Newman said.
Newman said that she thought she was saved when her roommate came home, but Lundy allegedly tied her up.
“He tied her up, and once he left, I still had enough (in me) to get her untied,” Newman said. “She called 911 for me.”
Lundy now faces charges of attempted aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated burglary in connection with the alleged attack.
He currently is in the Franklin County Jail awaiting a trial.
“When I look in the mirror every day, I am reminded of him and what he’s done,” Newman said. “I think it’s only fair that he’s reminded of me waking up in prison.”
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