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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Ocala woman charged with attempted first degree murder, accused of stabbing two victims

A 30-year-old Ocala woman is facing felony charges for attempted first degree murder in connection with a double stabbing that occurred inside a local residence on Friday morning.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to the incident location on SE 70th Terrace in Ocala in reference to a stabbing incident. Upon arrival, deputies located two victims that appeared to have been stabbed.

According to the MCSO report, both victims had “significant injuries.” The report noted that the second victim was unconscious and had shallow breathing.

While medical aid was being rendered to the second victim, an MCSO sergeant on scene overheard the first victim referencing a name while speaking with medical personnel. The sergeant made contact with the first victim who stated that Christina Anne Adams had stabbed both victims and fled from the residence.

Christina Anne Adams
Christina Anne Adams

The MCSO report states that the victims live in the main residence while Adams lived in a converted studio apartment that was “just off the main residence.”

Both victims were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. An MCSO detective was advised by hospital staff that the first victim had sustained multiple puncture wounds and the second victim had a single puncture wound to the chest.

While searching for Adams, deputies located her vehicle – a gray 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe – in the area of SE 85th Lane and SE 64th. A traffic stop was conducted, and Adams was detained and transported for an interview with MCSO Major Crimes detectives.

During the interview, Adams initially denied any involvement in the stabbing, according to the MCSO report. However, she later told detectives that she was angry over being asked to leave the home that she shared with the victims.

Adams stated that she retrieved a large knife and proceeded to attack both victims, stabbing them multiple times. She told detectives that she believed the victims were deceased and she did not make any effort to get medical attention for them.

Adams advised that she changed her clothing, attempted to destroy evidence, and then went shopping at a local grocery store. Deputies located her as she was driving back towards the incident location.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods stated, “These senseless acts of violence are shocking to all of us. I’m very proud of my deputies and detectives that worked so quickly to not only provide aid to the victims, but also to capture such an evil person and ensure that our streets are safe”.

Adams was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where she is being held without bond. She is facing felony charges for attempted first degree murder (two counts) and tampering with evidence.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.