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Lyft Driver Accused of Stabbing Woman During Fare Dispute Faces Judge

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    A Lyft driver accused of stabbing a woman during a fare dispute is due in court Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016)

    A Lyft driver accused of stabbing a woman during a fare dispute pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge Tuesday.

    Police say 25-year-old Kiona Thomas stabbed the victim in the neck in the Boston's Dorchester neighborhood at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

    The 21-year-old victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Her name was not released.

    It was not immediately clear if the stabbing victim was the passenger, as there were several people at the scene.

    Lyft Driver Faces Judge After Allegedly Stabbing Woman

    [NECN] Lyft Driver Faces Judge After Allegedly Stabbing Woman
    Kiona Thomas, a Lyft driver, is accused of stabbing a woman over a fare dispute.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016)

    Thomas, who lives in the city's Roslindale neighborhood, was ordered to be held on $15,000. Her attorney, Patrick Troy, called it a case of self-defense.

    She's due back in court on Jan. 27.

    Lyft said in a statement it is "deeply troubled" by the report and will work with police.

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