Police: Lunenburg woman attacks boyfriend with ax

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LUNENBURG, Mass. (AP) -- A Lunenburg woman has been arrested after allegedly attacking her live-in boyfriend with an ax, landing him in the hospital with a serious neck wound.

Authorities say 47-year-old Rhonda Ravanis was charged with attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, vandalizing property and resisting arrest after attacking 53-year-old Robert Volpe at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say after attacking her boyfriend, Ravanis used the ax to damage a neighbor’s house.

Ravanis was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but was instead sent for a competency evaluation by a judge because she was being uncooperative. She is scheduled to appear in court next month when a lawyer will be appointed for her.

Volpe remains in a hospital in critical condition. Police did not disclose a possible motive.


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