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Man charged with stabbing girlfriend after break-up

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Shawn Richards

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man is facing assault charges after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the neck.

The attack happened Monday afternoon at their home on Piedmont Drive. Authorities say that's when Shawn Richards girlfriend, Ashley Miller tried to break up with him.

Richards threatened to kill Miller then stabbed her. Deputies say Richards drove the woman to the hospital, and instructed her to tell doctors that she accidentally stabbed herself.

However, Miller eventually told nurses what had happened.

Richards is in jail on one $1,000,000 bond.

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