Midtown Blake Abbey

Published on June 22nd, 2015 | by Sacramento News & Review

Three Sacramento musicians stabbed near 21st and O streets

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Blake Abbey, singer of popular local band Musical Charis, was walking home last night in Midtown with a couple friends from very popular local rock band Slaves, including Alex Lyman.

The trio was walking near 21st and O streets just before midnight when two young men appeared out of nowhere. They called the musicians “faggots,” and ridiculed them for wearing tight “skinny” jeans. They brandished knives. And then, they used the knives. Lyman was stabbed in the side, a four-inch cut that nearly hit his spleen.

From Blake Abbey’s Facebook page:

“On my way home last night from Tank House me and my friends were jumped and stabbed by two guys who called us “faggots for wearing tight jeans” .We did nothing to provoke them. We were in the wrong place at the wrong time. My arm was completely mangled by a 7-8 inch Rambo knife. I got out of surgery a few hours ago and I’m still in shock this happened to us. After I was stabbed I saw how bad it was and started running to Press Club so I could get help. I’m not sure who you are but thank you to the girl who identified the guys who did this to us. They are in jail thanks to you and hopefully get charged with attempted Murder. Alexander Joseph Lyman thanks for saving my life man I’m glad you were there to stop them from stabbing me in the back when I was running away.This shit has to stop in our city. We literally had the best day ever and everything changed in 5 minutes of hate. My arm will never be the same its devastating to me. My wife has been by my side the entire time and I needed it so bad. Spread love stop the hate.”
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