An argument between a Riverview couple allegedly became violent earlier this month, leaving a man dead and his girlfriend facing a murder charge.
Hillsborough County authorities say they were summoned to the couple’s residence by a 9-1-1 call placed by a 26-year-old woman who said she found her 25-year-old boyfriend lying on their back patio and unresponsive. She told a dispatcher that she’d attempted CPR, but with no success.
Deputies arrived to find the man’s body lying in a pool of his own blood. His remains had cuts on its arms and chest, and the woman had dried blood and a cut on her hand. Initially she told deputies that she discovered him in this manner shortly before calling authorities and was unsure what had caused him to be injured.
However, the discovery of surveillance video and audio from the home of a neighbor led her to tell a far different story to detectives. They say the footage contained audio of the fight, leading the woman to tell police that she was angry at her boyfriend for coming home intoxicated earlier that morning.
The woman allegedly told detectives her boyfriend had a knife in his hand, and she received a cut on her hand when she tried to disarm him. A fight ensued, and he allegedly threw her across a counter. The fight then proceeded to the patio, where she allegedly stabbed him in the back, leading to his death.
The North Carolina native was arrested at the scene and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder. She continues to be held in jail without bond.
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