Teen slashes girl's face

January 23, 2008 8:41:38 AM PST
Cumberland County Sheriff's Detectives have charged a Hope Mills teen with slashing the face of her companion with a knife.

Jessica Michelle Leal, 18, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury.

Investigators say Leal severely injured 17-year-old Terra Madison of Hope Mills on Tuesday, during a fight that broke out at the victim's home. Madison suffered a laceration to the face and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Leal, who is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond, is scheduled to make a first court appearance today.