Woman in critical condition after Eugene stabbing

A woman has been taken to the hospital after police said her boyfriend stabbed her multiple times.

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 4:16 AM
Updated: Dec 22, 2019 11:07 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A woman is in critical condition at a Springfield hospital after police say her boyfriend stabbed her. 

Police responded to the 5400 block of Wales Drive at about 3:15 a.m. Friday after receiving a report that a woman was being stabbed.

Police said a female relative, who neighbors later identified as the victim's mother, had barricaded herself inside an upstairs bedroom with a young child.

Christopher Hampton, 43, was arrested in front of the home, police said.

The man's girlfriend, a 44-year-old woman, was found inside the home. They said she had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Neighbors told KEZI 9 News the people involved in the stabbing have only lived in the home on Wales Drive for about a year. But in that short time, they made a good impression on those around them.

Paul Tallman lives right next door to the crime scene and learned about the stabbing from a neighbor. He said his interactions with the couple involved in the stabbing were always friendly.

"Very quiet, very pleasant. Always waving. The young boy was outside playing all the time. Giving halloween candy out at Halloween and brought us Christmas cookies last year," Tallman said. 

Authorities said Hampton was taken to the Lane County Jail and was charged with first-degree assault.

Hampton is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday. 

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