Only on 12: Family of stabbing victim speaks about incident

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News 12 at 6 o'clock / Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Elizabeth Staten (WRDW-TV)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- All is quiet now on Gardenbrook Court. Earlier Saturday morning, it was a different story.

"I was asleep," said Cynthia Mitchells, the victims aunt. "I think he left the house for a while, that left her here with the kids."

When her nephew, Robert McBride came back home, she says things between him and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Staten, got heated.

"I told them, no fussing and fighting in my house," she said.

This time, Mitchell saw it all.

"I saw blood running down his arm and stuff," she described.

Mitchell says Mcbride stumbled into her room with a knife in his back and stab wounds to his arm and chest.

"I was trying to get the knife from her and eventually I did and I put it up high," said Mitchell.

The two were then separated as Mitchell says she was trying to help stop the bleeding. All of this taking place in a full house.

Ems arrived shortly after and rushed Mcbride to the hospital.

Deputies say when they arrived, Staten had already left the scene. Mitchell hasn't heard from her since.

"She's been through a lot, she just needs direction, she needs help," she said.

As her nephew recovers in the hospital, all Mitchell can do is clean up and try to forget what happened.

"A lamp was broken, blood was you know on the floor, stuff like that, that's got to be cleaned up," she said.

She doesn't want us to see the damage. It's a reminder to her of her nephews relationship she says has been rocky for quite a while.

"That was one of the rules, no arguing, no fighting in my house, it's something I don't do," the aunt said.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Elizabeth Staten, please contact the Richmond County Sheriffs Office immediately.

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