Police: Homeless man admits stabbing girlfriend 10 times

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A woman is fighting for her life after her boyfriend allegedly stabbed her at least 10 times.

It happened at about 11 p.m. Wednesday near Seventh Avenue and Madison Street, which is south of Jefferson Street, in Phoenix.

According to police, neighbors called 911 to report a woman screaming. Those neighbors said they saw a man running from the area.

When officers arrived on the scene, the victim was barely alive. She had suffered several serious stab wounds.

She was rushed to a local hospital. At last check, the 48-year-old, whose name has not been released, was in critical but stable condition.

Officers arrested the woman's boyfriend a few blocks from the scene a short time after the incident. Larry Lee Thompson, 37, reportedly had blood all over his clothes and admitted stabbing the woman.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department said Thompson and his girlfriend, both of whom are homeless, got into a fight.

"During the altercation, Thompson felt that his girlfriend was disrespecting him, so he stabbed her," Thompson said in an email to local media outlets.

Thompson was booked into Maricopa County Jail on one count of attempted second-degree murder. He was also wanted on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.