Ypsilanti teen who was stabbed then left for dead tells her story
In an on-camera interview, Joy Jordan said her attacker, Cortae Kelly, slit her throat. "I just felt like my throat would open and I thought I was about to die." She said she thought that if she pretended to be dead, he might stop.
Jordan also talks about the taunting she endured at school and on Facebook from Kelly's friends, who blamed her for the attack. She now goes to another school.
Prosecutors said Kelly had an intimate relationship with Jordan, and after she told him she might be pregnant, he lured her to a dirt trail in a wooded area east of the school about a half hour after classes let out. There, he pulled a knife and stabbed her at least 20 times, making statements about the pregnancy during the attacks. Kelly was sentenced to 18 to 60 years in prison for the attack.