BRADENTON, Fla. - A 42-year-old woman killed her 24-year-old ex-boyfriend Sunday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
It happened shortly before 6 a.m. at the Star Mobile Home Park, located on the 200 block of 41st Ave. E. in Bradenton.
Deputies responding to a 9-11 call about someone being injured in a fall, learned there had been a disturbance between the victim and his ex-girlfriend.
Along with EMS, deputies located the victim deceased on the ground between two vehicles, with a wound to his chest.
The ex-girlfriend told detectives she was being abused and claimed her ex-boyfriend was hitting and choking her when she stabbed him once in the chest.
Detectives say, based on preliminary evidence, that they believe the ex-girlfriend was trying to defend herself.
The case is under investigation.