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Woman on trial for cutting roomate's nose off

Published: Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2014 at 8:46 PM EDT
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman is on trial for cutting part of her roommate's nose off during an argument.

20 year old Rakeesha Wheeler is on trial for aggravated battery in Dougherty Superior Court.

Prosecutors said on September 6, 2013, Wheeler's roommate Melissa Britten told her to move out because she was not paying rent.

That's when they said Wheeler picked up a knife and sliced part of Britten's nose off.

Wheeler says she used the knife in self defense against Britten.

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