Championship boxer Christy Martin was allegedly stabbed and shot by her husband, Jim Martin on Tuesday evening and taken to a local hospital near her Florida home. Known as the “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Christy is an important pioneer in women’s professional boxing.
The LA Times is reporting that she was shot in left leg and stabbed in her torso and is also reporting that the police had been called to their home earlier in the day on Tuesday. The LA Times has the story here. Fox News has it here.
Our prayers should go out to Christy for her quick recovery.
Update: More stories here and here.
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