Reportedly Dale McCoy, 26, was in bed asleep when his girlfriend 19 year old Linda Ortiz, began stabbing him with a kitchen knife at 3:30 am Tues. He received two stab wounds in the back, one of which punctured a lung, and three wounds to his upper arm.

A roommate who was also in the home rushed into the room and managed to get the knife away from Ortiz and subdued her until police arrived.

Dale McCoy was taken to the hospital where he is reported to be recovering.

Ortiz is currently charged with 1 st degree assault and criminal intent, but prosecutors say they are reviewing whether an attempted 2 nd degree murder charge is warranted.                                             

Just an odd fact. At one time when I was talking about an past argument, I would often say “I could have just killed him/her.” After I started reading true crime……I quit saying that. It is not just an expression- too often it is real.

Now when I hear someone else say it…..they wonder why I look at them funny.


According to one report, Dale McCoy and Linda Ortiz are the parents of two children. And reportedly they had broken up. Linda Ortiz had allegedly come to the home to try to get back with him, and when he refused she stabbed him.

Yet another media article states that both Dale McCoy and Linda Ortiz each have orders of protection against the other.

Reportedly on June 20, was arrested on a felony assault charge for whipping McCoy with an electrical cord. She pled guilty to a charge of misdemeanor contempt in that case. She was also arrested in Sept. for violation of a protection order.

On Nov. 15 Ortiz allegedly entered McCoy’s apartment and stole a video camera. A warrant was obtained on charges of felony criminal contempt and misdemeanor petit larceny. But the warrant had not been served, as police had been unable to locate her.

About 3 hours before the stabbing, the roommate had called police to the apartment on a report of McCoy and his girlfriend arguing. Police found a woman in their bathroom, but she told them that her name was Jasmine Rivera. According to police “Neither of them (McCoy or Munoz) corrected her because they knew she was wanted on the earlier charges,” “One of the problems in this case has been a lack of cooperation from Mr. McCoy.”

Three hours later, they were back on the report of a stabbing.


Guilty plea to a charge of felony assault. Possible sentence she is looking at is up to 3 years in prison and 3 years parole.



  1. January 14, 2007 at 6:02 am

    Post updated.

  2. Becky J said,

    January 14, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Did they ever charge her with domestic abuse?? seems wierd if they didnt.

  3. January 14, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Not as far as I could tell Becky. I couldn’t get over the felony assault. She didn’t even get 2 nd degree or manslaughter. Felony assault.

  4. Becky J said,

    January 14, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I know, surely theres more to this than what there saying, maybe, who knows i guess, this is just proof that domestic crimes can happen to men by women as well as the other way around, i wish there was some way we could make the men that are victims feel more comfortable so they would be more willing to come forward.

  5. January 14, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    From what I read, the violence may have been from both as each had restraining orders on the other. And allegedly they broke them without reporting to police. Earlier the same night, there was an incident where police was called- when they arrived there was a woman there who gave police a different name for herself. The hints in the article I read were that it may have been Ortiz. Yet none of the three at the home gave police a correct name for her, if indeed that was her.

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