The case against the teen accused of stabbing three people in Chesterfield, will now head to a grand jury. A judge certified three charges of malicious wounding against Jared Coffey, Monday afternoon. The altercation broke out on Dermott Lane, back in January.
One of the victims, Ryan Gregory, says the right side of his face is now half-paralyzed from the incident. Fifteen scars from knife wounds mar his body- across his legs, chest, arms and face. Gregory says he's grateful to be alive, to care for four children and his wife.
"I sat right here, and I was waiting to die," said Gregory, of when he was waiting for the ambulance.
Gregory says the fight began after Coffey was kicked out of a house party at his friend's home, across the street. Gregory believes Coffey was hiding the knife up his sleeve.
"He never reached in his pocket and pulled out a knife. He had to have been standing there with a knife tucked in his shirt," recalls Gregory.
Gregory says he intervened in the altercation after Coffey lashed out at two of his friends with a knife, one of them a female. He says he passed out briefly from his wounds, and then ran to his home to call for help.
"I was dying. My lung was collapsed. I couldn't breathe. I was bleeding to death," said Gregory.
The victim says Jared Coffey's attorneys told the court their client was using the knife in self defense.
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