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Southeastern student accused of stabbing awaiting charges; victim in recovery

Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, of Folsom, is currently awaiting formal charges from the 21st...
Elizabeth Grace Johnson, 18, of Folsom, is currently awaiting formal charges from the 21st Judicial District Court for an alleged stabbing incident on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University over Easter weekend.(Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Apr. 14, 2021 at 9:35 PM CDT
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HAMMOND, La. (WVUE) - A Southeastern Louisiana University student who is accused of stabbing her boyfriend eight times is currently awaiting formal charges, according to information from the 21st Judicial District Court.

Public Information Officer Claire LeBlanc said that the office of District Attorney Scott Perrilloux is currently waiting for an investigation report on the incident to be sent over before formal charges are pressed. She also said that it could take up to 4-6 weeks for the report to be sent over by the Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department.

Once the report is received, formal charges and court dates will be issued, LeBlanc said.

Draven Upchurch, the victim that was visiting 18-year-old Elizabeth Grace Johnson on campus on Easter weekend, is currently in recovery, according to his mother, Angie D. Autin-Fasullo, sharing updates from the Facebook page of her business, Honey’s Snoball Shack of Abita.

Two days ago Autin-Fasullo posted, “Draven is making improvements. We had a few setbacks the last two days. But we got them steps back!”

According to his mother, Draven Upchurch (left) was stabbed eight times by Elizabeth Grace...
According to his mother, Draven Upchurch (left) was stabbed eight times by Elizabeth Grace Johnson (right) on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University Saturday night. Police described them as "dating partners".(Facebook)

Back on April 7, Upchurch’s mother said that his abdomen had been closed after surgery and he was no longer using oxygen machines to breathe.

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