Woman Stabbed Teenager She Says Tried To Rob Her


Tribune Staff Reporter


A 28-year-old woman is in police custody after she stabbed a teenage boy to death during an alleged attempted robbery early yesterday morning, police reported. 

The incident happened around 1am on Miami Street off Robinson Road.

According to reports, a woman reported to police that she stabbed a man who had tried to rob her while she was walking through Miami Street. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man lying on the ground with a stab wound in his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not identified the victim, but The Tribune understands he is 18-year-old Franklyn Stubbs of Miami Street.

Despite an official police report classifying the incident as an attempted armed robbery, sources close to the matter say the victim and the suspect were in a reported relationship.

Police sources say the victim was “embroiled in a heated argument with his girlfriend” at his home, when he was stabbed in the left side of his chest “straight to the heart”.

When asked if the stabbing resulted from a domestic dispute, Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit Superintendent Paul Rolle said “police are investigating all avenues”.

The woman, of Podoleo Street, turned herself into police yesterday.

Police have not yet classified the death.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 911/919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.



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