Report: 2 airlifted after throats slashed in Catawba domestic dispute

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 23, 2014 

— A York County man and woman apparently involved in a domestic dispute were found injured on the front porch of their house, both of their throats slashed, while a child lay asleep in a bed early Wednesday, deputies said.

Deputies were sent to a Poverty Hill Lane home in Catawba at about 1:15 a.m. after receiving calls about a domestic incident in progress, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. When authorities arrived, they found Belinda Whitley, 44, and Christopher Lambiasi, 48, on the front porch, both of them with injuries to their throats.

Whitley was in a chair with a “severe” cut to her throat, the report states. Lambiasi was lying on his back on the porch, next to Whitley. His throat had also been deeply cut. Deputies went inside the house and found a 12-year-old boy asleep in a back bedroom. He was released to his biological father.

Deputies got towels from their patrol cars and applied pressure to Whitley and Lambiasi’s wounds to try and control the bleeding, the report states. Both victims were airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Authorities are still waiting to speak with Whitley and Lambiasi, but all indications show that the situation is domestic in nature, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris.