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Beaten And Left For Dead, OKC Woman Speaks About Her Attack

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Charges were filed against Reggie Gardener on Jan. 29, for allegedly attacking his girlfriend and leaving her for dead. Charges were filed against Reggie Gardener on Jan. 29, for allegedly attacking his girlfriend and leaving her for dead.

She was stabbed 16 times and left for dead. But now Kristy Fields, 34, is speaking out about her ordeal - and her fight to keep her attacker in jail.

“I woke up to him stabbing me right here,” said Fields. “He rocked me so hard that it bruised like the back of my back. That's how hard he was stabbing me so hard that it bruised the back of my back.”

The scars on Kristy Fields' body will never go away. And will always be a chilling reminder of when she was attacked by her boyfriend Reggie Gardner after he accused her of cheating on him.

Gardner is in the Oklahoma County jail charged with domestic assault and battery. But she says his intent was murder.

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"He actually stabbed my tooth and gum," said Fields. He also stabbed her legs and arms - and even slit her throat. 

The attack happened the night of January 22. Fields said Gardner drove her to a field near NE 8th and Bryant in Oklahoma City, and when she refused his advances and tried to break up with him - he attacked her. She said she begged him to stop and to take her to the hospital but he refused.

"He rolled the window down and he looks at me and he says 'Why? Are you bleeding? Are you cut? No you don't need to go to the hospital'" said Fields, who teared up while she recalled her boyfriend taunting and torturing her.

Fields said that's when he left her for dead inside her car in the middle of the field.

"He snatched his phone up my phone up and he left me there," said Fields.

Fortunately, she had another cell phone hidden in a backpack - and was able to call 911 for help.

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"I knew that once I lost consciousness that I was going to die," said Fields.

Paramedics were able to get to Kristy in time. Two days later, she woke up in the hospital, amazed she was alive.

"It's only by the grace of God and the medical team that I survived," said Fields. "If they had not been there he would be charged with murder."

Fields said she plans on following Gardner's court case every step of the way. She hopes her story will help other victims of domestic violence break free of their attackers. She hopes it will keep what happened to her from happening to anyone else.

Right now, Gardner is being held on a $15,000 bond. 

New 9 checked and he currently has a protective order against him for the January attack, and he also had a previous VPO filed against him by former girlfriend who also stated she was afraid for her life.

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