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Deputies: Teen stabbed by ex-boyfriend after break-up, threats

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Deputies at home on Tall Pines Road in Anderson. (June 4, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies at home on Tall Pines Road in Anderson. (June 4, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Keenen Williford appears before an Anderson Co. judge. (June 5, 2014/FOX Carolina) Keenen Williford appears before an Anderson Co. judge. (June 5, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Keenen Williford (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Keenen Williford (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputies at home on Tall Pines Road in Anderson. (June 4, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies at home on Tall Pines Road in Anderson. (June 4, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson County deputies said a man is in custody after a woman was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend and fled the scene.

Deputies said the domestic incident happened at a home on Tall Pines Road about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said the woman was stabbed and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Family of the 17-year-old victim said she lived at the home with them and was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend while everyone was asleep. According to the sheriff's office, the teen awoke to find her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Keenen Williford, standing over her. They said he then stabbed her and fled the scene.

"All I heard was that she was screaming that he stabbed her," said Samuel Patterson, who was at the home when the girl was stabbed.

Grandmother of the victim, Kaitlyn Roof, said the teen had broken up with Williford weeks earlier but her family said things came to ahead the Tuesday night when he made threats by phone towards her.

"I'm surprised he did what he did because I didn't expect it," said Janice McJunkin, Roof's grandmother. "He's threatened to do this, but I really didn't think he'd do it."

Roof is still recovering at the hospital after her family said she was stabbed in the chest and on the back. Her grandmother said she is praying for the suspect.

"I don't hate him. Tay, I don't hate you... but I will pray for you," McJunkin said. "It's hard for me to do that, but as a Christian, that's what I have to do."

Deputies said Wednesday afternoon that Williford had been taken into custody. He is being held at the detention center on an attempted murder charge and was denied bond by a judge on Thursday.

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