FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A 31-year-old Fairfield woman has been charged with assault in two attacks on her sister over a boyfriend that sent the sister to the hospital with multiple injuries, police said.
Courtney Longo discovered her boyfriend had a relationship with her sister, and approached the victim Monday night about it in her bedroom at their shared home on Brookside Drive, the police report said.
Officers were called to St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport about a a patient who had come in with multiple injuries from an assault, police said. Officers determined she had sustained her injuries in two physical fights Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The victim told officers that the fight had started Monday night over a boyfriend, police said.
According to the police report, the victim says Longo and another female family member began to yell at her Monday night. Longo then picked up a paint can and hit the victim with it, police said. She was then punched the victim in the face several times, police said.
The victim attempted to leave the house early Tuesday afternoon, she told police, but Longo stood in front of the door and refused to let her out. Longo then took a brass lamp from a nearby table and used it to hit the victim several more times, police said.
The victim was eventually able to leave the house and was driven to the hospital by a friend, police said.
The victim had numerous visible injuries, including bruises on her face, forearms, shoulder and legs; several lacerations, scratches and cuts; and a lump on her forehead, police said.
When officers arrived at the house, they found physical evidence that corroborated the victim's story and took Longo into custody, police said.
Fairfield police charged Longo with second-degree assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct. She was released, with conditions, on a promise to appear in court May 28.
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