The skinny: Man loves woman. She loves him. They drink, heavily. They have rough sex. He asks her to "carve artwork" into his chest. She picks up a knife. Things go awry.
Thank God the Winnipeg Sun is around to provide details:
A court order has prohibited the young lovers from communicating with each other since the February 2007 incident. That order was lifted yesterday and the couple left court together, smiling. ...
Court heard the 25-year-old woman and 24-year-old man had known each other since grade school but had only become romantically involved four weeks prior to the accident.
The man was rushed to hospital in critical condition after suffering a stab wound to the left ventricle of his heart.
"Hospital staff thought he was going to die, he was very close to death," said Crown attorney Larry Allan, adding the man has fully recovered. ...
"He said they engaged in dangerous play, and due to her intoxication, was not precise with the knife and punctured his heart," Allan said.
The man told police the stabbing was an accident and that the two routinely cut and scratched each other with knives. The man showed police several wounds, including a heart-shaped scar on his back featuring the woman's initials.
McCammond said it was the victim who introduced the woman to "body modification" and asked her to carve another heart on his chest. The woman was complying when the man asked her to press harder, said [the woman's lawyer, John] McAmmond. ...
Judge Brian Corrin said the woman was "clearly remorseful and unlikely to be reinvolved."
Corrin ordered the woman to participate in alcohol counselling while on probation.