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Union City Man Stabbed By Girlfriend, Both Charged

By Meghan Pinkley
By mpinkley@wbbjtv.com

UNION CITY, Tenn. - A man is hospitalized after his girlfriend is accused of stabbing him in the stomach.

According to police, Christine Kuta, 47, of Union City said she was beaten by her boyfriend. Kuta said he pulled a knife on her and attempted to cut her.

During the argument, Kuta also got a knife and stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach. Richard Franks, 40, was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

Kuta is charged with aggravated assault, and officials said once Franks is released from hospital, he will be charged as well.

Police have responded twice in less than a year to the couple's house in Union City for domestic disputes.