Woman nearly killed after finding roommate on Craigslist

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MIAMI — A South Florida woman says her 23-year-old daughter’s injuries should serve as a warning to others.

Aimee Cabo Nikolov says her daughter Danielle Jones is fighting for her life in a hospital following a brutal attack by a roommate she recently found on Craigslist.

“He beat her to a coma and ventilator support with various face and skull fractures, multiple injuries to include multiple cuts on her face,” Nikolov told WPLG. “She was celebrating her 23rd birthday.”

Byron Mitchell, 35, is jailed on attempted murder charges in the attack, and has entered a written not guilty plea.

According to a Miami police report, Mitchell claims it was self-defense and that Jones came at him with a knife. Jones suffered numerous slashes and bruises.

Several media outlets report that Jones’ family has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for her medical and other expenses.

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