Man arrested on suspicion of stabbing woman, causing severe brain injury and paralysis

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After a woman was found stabbed in the neck at Berkeley Aquatic Park on Feb. 15, the Berkeley Fire Department transferred her to a local hospital, where it was confirmed that she was paralyzed because of severe brain injury, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Berkeley Police Department arrested Christopher Crosby for allegedly stabbing the 38-year-old woman. Crosby is currently being held at Santa Rita Jail without bail and faces several charges, including attempted murder and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Crosby’s plea hearing is set for March 6 at the René C. Davidson Courthouse.

BPD could not be reached for comment as of press time.

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Malini Ramaiyer is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @malinisramaiyer.