​Husband Stabbed Over Monopoly Game

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November 8, 2013

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A man was stabbed in a monopoly game for allegedly cheating. The intoxicated grandmother stabbed her boyfriend multiple times because she says he was cheating the monopoly game board.

Laura Chavez, 60, and her boyfriend were playing the popular board game at her Santa Fe apartment when the dispute occurred.

Her 10-year-old grandson was in the apartment at the time of the stabbing and reportedly told police that all three of them had been playing Monopoly when an argument broke out after Chavez accused the man of cheating.

Luckily, the young boy had gone to bed before the stabbing began.

Police reported that both Chavez and Clyde “Butch” Smith, 48, appeared to be intoxicated. The man, who cops found bleeding heavily from wounds on his head and right wrist, was hospitalized yesterday in stable condition. Smith told investigators that Chavez first hit him over the head with a glass bottle and then “grabbed a knife and began cutting him, causing injuries to the top of his head, neck, left eye brow and right wrist area.”

When cops arrived at Chavez’s building, she was sitting under the porch “covered with suspected blood.” Asked if the blood was Smith’s, she answered, “Yes, I fucked him up.”

Chavez went to jail, went directly to jail on a variety of charges, including aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon and battery on a law enforcement officer. She is being held in the Santa Fe County lockup in lieu of $5000 bond (or until she rolls doubles).

If Monopoly leads to stabbing, I would hate to see where a game of Life leads.