Woman pleads to stabbing co-worker

YOUNGSTOWN — A Youngstown woman pleaded guilty Thursday to felony aggravated assault for an Aug. 2, 2022, incident in the kitchen of the Prima Cucina restaurant downtown in which she stabbed a co-worker with a long kitchen knife.

Tameka N. Kennedy-Nash, 43, of Lauderdale Avenue, entered her plea before Judge Maureen Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

She will be sentenced after a presentence investigation of her background and criminal history, if any, is conducted.

Police said she and a male co-worker got into an argument and Kennedy Nash picked up a knife in the kitchen and slashed the male on the wrist. He needed medical attention for the wound. She and the male worked together in the kitchen.

Kennedy-Nash could get about 18 months in prison.

She was indicted on felonious assault with specifications of prior conviction and repeat violent offender.

Both specifications stemmed from Kennedy Nash having been convicted in July 2004 of burglary in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, according to her indictment. The specifications were eliminated when she pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of aggravated assault.

She remains free on bond pending sentencing.


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