MCSO: Woman stabs 'abusive' ex-boyfriend to death

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. 

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