A Jackson woman is fearing for her life, after a recent attack right outside her home. She say's her attacker was her former live-in boyfriend, who is now out of jail. It was Saturday the 14th when Jessica Rhodes says from out of nowhere, she suffered a right hook to the face, then stabbed over 11 times, right in front of her west Jackson apartment.
"He hit me on the right side of my face knocking me out then stabbing me repeatedly on my face my hand my shoulder, my back, my head five times, Mr. Love tried to kill me," says Rhodes.
Rhodes says her attacker was 53 year old John Love, the man she had lived with for over a year. She's now scared to leave her home, after learning he bonded out of jail after his arrest. Rhodes says, "I don't understand how you can let this man out on the street for attempted murder, give him five thousand dollars bond.. I mean really this is a criminal. I'm pressing charges on Mr. Love it's not doing any good, Mr. Love is just wanting to finish the job he started then where is my justice going to be?"
On John Loves Facebook page, his status update from January 16th reads quote "I will rot in jail for the crime I did and that's where I need to be for stabbing this young lady for no reason." -unquote.
Rhodes has also filed stalking and vandalism charges against Love after she says he took her car and damaged the engine. A protective order is in place against him, but she say's that's not enough.
"I'm from Rankin county and if somebody would do this in Rankin county they would slam them back out, taking someone's life, attempted murder, pre meditated we didn't argue about nothing."
Rhodes says police got surveillance video of her attack. She hopes that evidence will help guarantee an indictment against the man she once loved, but now fears.
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