Woman Who Stabbed Boyfriend After Keith Urban Concert Claims Memory Loss
A woman accused of trying to murder her boyfriend after a Keith Urban concert claims she has no memory of stabbing him. Ashley White, a 25-year-old bar manager, said her boyfriend was angry at her the night of the concert because of comments she and friends made about American Idol judge Keith Urban’s good looks.
According to White, who has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, boyfriend Patrick Halcro was drinking heavily during their last night together at a Keith Urban concert on July 17, 2010. White admitted she had also consumed a large quantity of alcohol as well, according to the Ottawa Citizen. She claims Halcro became angry and jealous because of comments made about the singer’s attractiveness. In response, White testified she wanted to break up with him.
“It wasn’t a healthy relationship and I didn’t want to be in it,” she said. After arguing during a cab ride back to her apartment, White said in court that she told her boyfriend to pack up his things and leave. Instead, the two ended up in a violent argument. “I told him to ‘get the f*** out’ and the next thing I knew I was on the floor. I fell backwards and smacked back my head on the floor.”
White said her boyfriend started punching her in the face and she believed she was going to die. At some point while Halcro was beating her, White testified that she passed out and only remembers flashes of what happened afterward.
According to other witnesses at the scene, White reportedly came after her boyfriend with a steak knife and stabbed him in the chest outside of her apartment. In her testimony on Wednesday, White said she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-concussion syndrome due after being attacked.