Cleveland Heights woman indicted for stabbing victim over faux fur boots she thought were real

Police: Woman who stabbed victim in Cleveland Heights’ church targeted her because of faux fur boots

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A woman accused of walking into a Cleveland Heights church and stabbing a guest, was indicted by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury Monday.

Meredith Lowell, 35, of Cleveland Heights, was indicted on several charges, including attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

Cleveland Heights police said Lowell entered the Fairmount Presbyterian Church on Nov. 20 and stabbed a woman in the arm with a kitchen knife.

Police said Lowell targeted the victim because of her boots, which turned out to have faux fur on them instead of real fur.

Officers tell 19 News that Lowell and the victim did not have any interaction before the attack.

The only connection that Lowell has to the church is that she lives close by, according to police.

Cleveland Heights Police Department holds a press conference about Wednesday's stabbing.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Two people inside the church restrained Lowell until police arrived at the scene.

The victim, whose name is not being released, was treated and released.


Lowell is being held on a $1 million and will be arraigned on Dec. 11.

Lowell has a history of violent animal activism.

In 2012 after she was accused of attempting to hire a hitman to murder a person who was wearing fur clothing.

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