Christophe reportedly said, “We’re just friends, why do I have to leave?” Records show Christophe said she then grabbed a small folding knife from the center console of her car and told Mussa to “get back,” and to “please back away,” but claimed Mussa continued to yell at her.

Mussa then began punching Christophe, the arrested woman told police. Christophe said she was being pulled by her hair to the ground when she began swinging her knife at Mussa, who she claims continued to punch her.

“(Christophe) stated she did not think she had stabbed the victim due to the harder thrown punches that she received from the victim,” Dejernette wrote in her report.

Christophe said she finally stopped swinging the knife when Mussa stepped back and said, “You stabbed me,” records show. After police were called, Christophe stayed on the scene and remained on the phone with a 911 dispatcher until the officers arrived, the record says.

Knowles was in court Thursday during Cristophe’s court hearing. Cristophe was initially charged with aggravtaed battery but those charges were upgraded to attempted second degree murder after the extent of Mussa’s injuries were known.

Mussa remains in critical condition.

(Photo of Armina Mussa from ‘Brooklyn’ magazine.)

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