Officer stabbing suspect faces judge, yells for private attorney - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Officer stabbing suspect faces judge, yells for private attorney

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Chevoughn Augustin during a previous court appearance. (WFSB) Chevoughn Augustin during a previous court appearance. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A woman accused of stabbing a Hartford police officer last month made a court appearance on Tuesday.

Chevoughn Augustin, 39, faces attempted murder and other charges.

Her case was continued to July 19.

During the appearance, she yelled that she wanted a private attorney.

According to police, Augustin stabbed Officer Jill Kidik in the neck when Kidik responded to a landlord-tenant dispute at a Constitution Plaza apartment.

Kidik was seriously hurt, but released from the hospital two weeks ago.

Augustin was being evicted from the apartment at the time of the incident.

A dozen officers were present for the court proceeding.

"Our primary concern is the health of Officer Kidik," said Sgt. John Szewczyk, Hartford Police Department Union president. "That is our primary concern. Obviously we want to be here and make sure that justice is served in this case."

In order for Augustin to get a private attorney, the judge told her she'd need to go through that process herself.

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