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By John P. Kelly
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Nov 12, 2008 @ 06:11 AM

PLYMOUTH -

The man and woman ruthlessly stabbed this past weekend, Samuel Hedge and Kathleen Mooney, said her possessive ex-boyfriend was mistaken if he believed he was exacting revenge.
"We were purely just friends," Hedge said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. "We had never held hands before that happened."
Steven Kuzia, 31, who police intend to charge in the double stabbing, is accused of bursting into Mooney's Huntington Road bedroom at about 2 a.m. Saturday and repeatedly plunging a carving knife into Hedge, then using the knife on Mooney and, eventually, himself.
Acting Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said court officials had hoped to arraign Kuzia on Monday at Boston Medical Center, where he was under police guard, but decided to delay the proceeding until Kuzia was more alert. Authorities said he slashed his wrist after the stabbings.
The hospital would not confirm that he was a patient or provide information on his condition.
Police say charges against Kuzia will include armed assault with intent to murder and breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony. Defense attorney Jack Atwood, who is representing Kuzia, said his client likely would be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Thursday.
Mooney, 30, said in an e-mail that Kuzia was also arrested in September in Mashpee and charged with assaulting her. She said the case is ongoing.
In an interview, Hedge said he considers himself very lucky to be at home recovering just three days after doctors feared he might bleed to death from six stab wounds. The knife missed his heart and aorta by a mere inch or two, he said.
Hedge, 32, a carpenter, gave a brief account of what happened before deciding that he had better not "foul up" the criminal case by saying too much.
It had been a quiet evening. Hedge said he and Mooney had canceled plans to go ice skating and instead were lying in her bed after dinner to watch television.
"I fell asleep," he said.
One of Mooney's dogs, a chocolate Labrador, kept her awake. She had "half dozed off" when she turned and "saw a silhouette of (Kuzia) standing in the doorway," Hedge said.
Kuzia had removed his shoes and his pants, Hedge said, and carried the largest carving knife from a set of knives downstairs.
"If he had used the thinner knife, it would have plunged way deeper," Hedge said of the stab wound to his chest. "I wouldn't be talking to you."
He added, "He was in boxers because he didn't want to get blood all over himself."
Hedge said he was stabbed several times - in the chest, stomach and arm - in the frenzy that followed.
Mooney managed to shove her ex-boyfriend into a hallway, where he turned and chased her outside, stabbing her once in the shoulder, Hedge said.
"I stood there gushing blood for about four seconds," he said. "Then I ran out to my truck and grabbed my baseball bat."
He said he managed to hit Kuzia once, then Kuzia ran back inside.
Police arrived later and found Kuzia in the West Plymouth home, bleeding heavily from his wrist. He was later flown into Boston.
Calls to his family's home in Plymouth were not returned.
Mooney also disputed an initial police account that she and Hedge were dating. But she indicated that the violent night had brought them closer.
" ... He has saved my life," she wrote in the e-mail, adding, "so I do not know what the future holds."

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