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Canton woman pleads guilty to stabbing Akron man during fight over salsa, sex offender status

AKRON, Ohio — A Canton woman admitted Monday to stabbing a man in the groin and side after the man said she became enraged that he ate all of their salsa.

Phyllis Jefferson, 50, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a fourth degree felony. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones will sentence Jefferson on Jan. 4 after a background check.

Her attorney, Noah Munyer, said the argument that led to the stabbing stemmed not from salsa but because she learned her boyfriend was a sex offender.

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