Attempted murder indictment for 20-year-old

By Laurie Hamame -



A 20-year-old Oberlin woman has been indicted on a count of attempted murder.

Ana Cotto-Rivera is also facing three counts of felonious assault and single counts of kidnapping and domestic violence. A grand jury delivered the indictment Oct. 5 after an investigation by Oberlin police.

She was also charged with underage consumption of alcohol, a minor misdemeanor.

Cotto-Rivera was arraigned in Oberlin Municipal Court before being transferred to the Lorain County jail, where bond was set at $250,000.

Officers responded to a call shortly after 4:56 a.m. on Aug. 27 of two women fighting and screaming inside an apartment on 138 South Main St., according to an Oberlin police report.

The apartment door was opened by the victim, who had a bump and gash on her forehead as well as scratches on her face, arms, hands, and legs, as well as two large cuts on her left foot, according to the report. The victim mouthed, “Please help me,” and led officers to Cotto-Rivera.

Blood was found on the floor, the couch, and on a broken lamp and guitar, the report said. The victim told police that Cotto-Rivera attempted to stab her with a knife, which was taken for evidence.

Cotto-Rivera said she began fighting with victim because she “did not agree” with her and the two began “throwing stuff at each other,” the report said. “We both struck one another, but I did more.”

The report indicated the two were in a relationship and co-habitating.

The victim was taken to Mercy Health Allen Hospital in Oberlin for treatment.

Laurie Hamame can be reached at 440-775-1611 or @HamameNews on Twitter.


By Laurie Hamame