Woman brutally attacked by roommate found on Craigslist
By: Troy Frisby
A Miami woman continues to fight for her life, after being brutally attacked by a roommate she found on Craigslist.
According to police, Danielle Jones was repeatedly slashed and beaten on Valentine's Day, as she was celebrating her 23rd birthday.
Her family released graphic images of a comatose Jones in protest of the attack.
They also launched a GoFundMe page, raising more than $17,000 for her medical care.
In the most recent update, her cousin wrote, that while Jones "is still unresponsive and in a comatose state, she opened a slither of her eyes today. Who knows what will come next."
Police have identified the man who attacked her as Byron Mitchell, who answered Jones' ad on Craigslist for a roommate.
He claims he beat Jones in self-defense, after she came at him with a knife.
Mitchell was arrested the day after the attack and charged with attempted murder.