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Stabbing victim takes witness stand against his ex-fiancee

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A former Miss Madera County will stand trial on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence for allegedly stabbing her exfiancé five times and then trying to run him over with her car.

Leanne Ballard, 33, was arrested Sept. 4 after allegedly stabbing Robin Gallegos, 32, in the back, wrist, and head and then trying to run him over with a car when he ran from her behind the Lowe’s on Schnoor Avenue in Madera.

Gallegos took the stand Friday at the preliminary examination to testify and provide basis for the charges.

Ballard and Gallegos began their romance in November 2010 and lived together in west-central Madera for about nine months until Gallegos ended the relationship in early September 2011, he said...


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