Accused Stabber Who Texted 'Let's Fight To The Death' Was Out On Bond For DUI

A Wyoming woman accused to stabbing her boyfriend in the head after texting him, “Let’s fight to the death” was out on bond at the time for her fourth DUI charge in 10 years.

Clair McFarland

October 13, 20233 min read

Luna Nicoya Phaedra Serrano
Luna Nicoya Phaedra Serrano (Cowboy State Daily Staff)

A Wyoming woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the head with scissors in Idaho last week after texting him, “Let’s fight to the death,” was out on bond at the time for an earlier criminal charge in Pinedale, court documents indicate.  

Luna Nicoya Phaedra Serrano, 48, of Bondurant, is facing attempted murder and other felony charges in Teton County, Idaho, from an Oct. 2 investigation into her ex-boyfriend’s numerous stab wounds.  

Sheriff’s deputies on the case allege Serrano parked a half-mile from her ex-boyfriend’s Idaho home, crept into his cabin-loft bed as he slept, stabbed him in the head with scissors, shoved him off the loft and stabbed then him some more. 

A search of her truck allegedly revealed marijuana as well.  

Out On Bond  

Serrano was out on bond at the time of the stabbing for a charge of drunk driving she faces in Sublette County District Court.  

Her bond was set at $1,500 cash-only, and a man from Long Beach, California, paid it for her July 9, court documents say.  

The bond conditions set by District Court Judge Kate McKay ordered Serrano to avoid drugs and alcohol, attend all her hearings, talk to her attorney weekly and not violate any laws, among other stipulations.  

First, The Grocery Store 

Serrano’s charge in that case is punishable by up to seven years in prison and $10,000 in fines, and is her fourth drunk-driving charge in the past decade.  

The investigation started July 7 just before 11 p.m., when the Ridley’s store manager in Pinedale told Sublette County dispatch that a seemingly drunk woman driving a white Ford pickup was harassing two teenage girls in the parking lot. 

Sublette County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Morgan responded to the call and found Serrano in the truck, says the case affidavit.  

Morgan wrote in the affidavit that he noticed the truck’s rear license plate lacked an illuminating white light, so he initiated a traffic stop.  

Serrano supplied her Wyoming driver’s license. Her breath smelled of alcohol, her eyes were watery and her speech was slurred, the affidavit alleges.  

The document says a bottle of vodka rested on the driver’s side seat behind her.  

Morgan asked Serrano how much she’d drunk that night.  

“I drank tonight,” was her alleged reply, before she refused to perform field sobriety tests and reportedly hurled abusive language at Morgan.  

Serrano was “emotionally unstable” and kept saying she was concerned about the teenage girls, the affidavit relates.  

Morgan handcuffed her and took her to the Sublette County Jail, where he received a warrant to test her blood for alcohol.  

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Clair McFarland

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