A young Florida woman was repeatedly slashed and beaten by a roommate she recently found on Craiglist. The family of 23-year-old Danielle Jones posted before-and-after photos on a Gofundme campaign to show the severity of the damage and seek help paying for surgery.
Her roommate, 35-year-old Byron Mitchell, says he acted in self defense, but he has been charged with attempted murder.
Mitchell had only been living in Jones’s downtown Miami apartment for a week when this happened. He strangled her and cut her in several places the night of her 23rd birthday.
As of now, Jones remains in a coma. She has brain injury, multiple scars on her face and neck. Her mother says she doesn’t know if or when her daughter will wake up.
“I’m still in shock,” says Aimee Nikolove, Jones’s mother. “I can’t comprehend that someone can do this to someone, mutilate them in such a way and try to kill them,” she told NBC.
‘My daughter’s face is cut up like he was going to take her face off. She has a brain injury, no one knows what the prognosis is.’
Mitchell is now in custody without bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, in Miami.