Woman faces Attempted Murder charge after man found with stab wounds at Hotel Aiken

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AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – A Columbia woman will be charged with Attempted Murder and using a weapon while committing a violent crime, according to a media release from Aiken Public Safety.

At about 9 p.m. Friday night, officers responded to Hotel Aiken where they found 39-year-old David Smith with a number of stab wounds on his upper body. He was taken to Aiken Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators found 26-year-old Melissa Gambrell on the scene with the victim. She reportedly told officers her name was Glenda Shropshire before later admitting that she lied about her name and date of birth.

Gambrell was taken into custody and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center.

APS believes the stabbing to be a domestic violence related incident, but it it still under investigation.

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