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Boxing's first female superstar is recovering in hospital after being attacked with a knife and handgun by her husband, police say. Christy Martin managed to escape from the couple's Orlando-area home and flag down a motorist who took her to hospital, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Police are searching for her husband, 66-year-old Jim Martin, who had been her trainer and publicist for years.
"This shows that no one is immune to domestic violence," said Carol Wick, chief executive of Harbor House, Orange County's domestic-violence shelter. "Domestic violence crosses all socio and economic boundaries."
I guess she didn't bob and weave quick enough.
At age forty-two and now seriously injured as a result of this cowardly assault, her career in the ring is over, but Christy Martin’s fight continues in literally a fight for her life. As for Christy’s husband Jim, he was not home when authorities arrived to question him about the events leading to her injuries. He is still at large and may be a danger to himself and others.
oh yeah women can be firefighter with the exception that their physical fitness test is watered down including the dummy drag...their weighted dummy is significantly lighter than their male counterpart...
To get back on topic....
I think she is a tough gal and for some reason i see her bouncing back just as strong as before.
She has alot of heart so i will give her the benefit of the doubt especially considering she didn't even realize she was shot.
Orange County deputies say they have no suspects in the apparent burglary of local boxer Christy Martin's home.
Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for Christy’s husband James, who hasn't been seen since investigators said he shot and stabbed her Tuesday night.
At this point, investigators haven't ruled anything out, including the possibility James broke into their home.
One of Christy's friends went over to the house Thursday to pick up some of her things as she recovers in the hospital. That's when he noticed someone had broken in.
"One of the back windows had been broken and one of the back doors was open. So to us, it looked like the house had been burglarized," said Lt. Paul Yost from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Famous female boxer Christy Martin is continuing to recover at an Orlando-area hospital after she was shot and stabbed by her husband earlier this week, deputies said.
Doctors determined she had been shot and stabbed in the torso and left leg, deputies said. Martin was conscious when deputies arrived and told them her husband attacked her.
Deputies also are looking into a reported burglary at the couple's home near Apopka. A family friend reported the home had been burglarized Thursday after going to there to retrieve personal items for Martin.
Christy Martin's husband -- who allegedly shot and stabbed the former female boxing champ last week -- was arrested today after allegedly stabbing himself behind his home.
Officials say they found the 66-year-old in the woods behind his home, wielding a knife -- and suffering from what appeared to be a self inflicted stab wound.
Initially, Martin refused to surrender -- but after a brief stand off with police, he eventually gave up and turned himself in.
The couple’s violent end, Palansky believes, may have been a combination of Jim being off his medication and becoming despondent that his caretaker was leaving him.
Christy’s mistress, according to the sheriff’s report, is Sherry Lusk from St. Augustine, Florida. Attempts to reach Lusk were unsuccessful, but she told the sheriff that the two had known each other for “a long time” and that they had recently become a couple.
Lusk told police, though, that Jim threatened to ruin Christy’s career and reputation when he found out about the affair, a few days before the stabbing.
That night, Lusk and Christy stayed in a hotel room together in St. Augustine, and throughout the night, Jim called Christy several times, threatening to release incriminating pictures and videos of her.
“Christy told Sherry that she talked to James then and told him it was over, his abuse has lasted too long,”
Female boxing legend Christy Martin would like to thank her friends and fans for their support, love and encouraging thoughts and wishes during this difficult time. Christy is making a full recovery and hopes to be released from the hospital in the very near future.