Woman fatally stabs boyfriend after he threatens to kill her on Detroit's west side

Posted at 10:43 AM, May 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-13 10:43:53-04

Police say a 35-year-old woman fatally stabbed her boyfriend in the neck and chest early Sunday morning.

The woman said she lived with him for the past 12 years in the 16000 block of Schaefer and they had an argument. She said her boyfriend slapped her several times and told her he was going to kill her.

He was intoxicated and armed himself with a knife from the kitchen, and then walked towards his girlfriend with the knife, tripped and fell to the floor and dropped the knife.

The woman picked up the knife and stabbed the victim. She is now in police custody.