'I think he's dead': Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend with samurai sword calls 911

Courtesy Alex Lovell

CAMAS, Wash. – KATU News obtained the 9-1-1 call Thursday from a Camas woman who said she stabbed her boyfriend with a sword on March 3.

Emily Javier is hysterical in the audio recording, but she admitted she stabbed her boyfriend and thought he was dead. She told dispatchers she couldn’t go in the room to see if he was breathing.

“He’s dead. I think he’s dead. You need to hurry,” Javier cried into the phone after she identified herself to the dispatcher.

The dispatcher tried to calm Javier and asked her where she stabbed her boyfriend.

“Everywhere, everywhere,” Javier responded.

The dispatcher suggested Javier go into the room where her boyfriend, identified as Alex Lovell, was injured. The dispatcher suggests Javier put a clean, dry cloth on the wound, but Javier says she “can’t go in there.”

The emergency worker asks Javier where the knife is.

Javier replies, “I used a sword.”

"You used a sword?” the dispatcher asked in reply.

The dispatcher repeatedly asks Javier to try to help Lovell, but every time she says she can’t.

When emergency personnel arrived, Lovell was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officers said Javier surrendered without incident and admitted she planned the stabbing.

She told investigators she spotted the dating app Tinder on Lovell’s phone a few weeks before the incident and believed he was cheating on her.

That’s when police said she bought a samurai sword, which she used along with other knives to stab him while he slept. According to court documents, Javier says Lovell arrived home Friday night and he ignored her. That's when she says she decided to kill him. She allegedly waited until he was asleep before she hid his phone, so that he couldn't call for help. Then she says she stabbed him multiple times, even saying "I was trying to kill him for cheating."

Javier and Lovell had been dating for two years.

Lovell spoke with KATU News Thursday and said he is on the road to recovery. He has been released from the hospital.

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