A lady has been arrested and charged with first-degree homicide after allegedly stabbing her aged husband in an argument over a cup of espresso.
Sheila Downey (pictured in her mugshot, above), was taken into custody over the weekend following an obvious horrific act in her dwelling in Memphis, Tennessee. In keeping with authorities, the 68-year-old lady allegedly stabbed her 81-year-old husband to dying after the 2 received into an argument over the style of his espresso on Sunday morning.
In keeping with a police affidavit on the tragic case first reported by Motion Information 5 in Memphis, Downey and her husband reportedly grew to become embroiled in a verbal battle on Sunday morning after he tasted his espresso. In the midst of the argument, Downey allegedly left the kitchen and walked into the laundry room. As soon as there, she reportedly tried to drink bleach, which her husband hurriedly tried to cease.
As soon as he stepped in, the person claimed to police earlier than he died, Downey allegedly grew to become much more enraged and returned to the kitchen. There, she apparently picked up a knife and plunged it “repeatedly” into her husband’s physique, in keeping with the media outlet.
After the stabbing, the aged man reportedly referred to as 9-1-1 himself, and police rushed to the scene. The sufferer was hurried to an area hospital, the place he was admitted in important situation. Sadly, on Sunday afternoon, the 81-year-old man succumbed to his accidents. He was pronounced lifeless at round 3:45 p.m. native time, in keeping with native information studies. Downey was not on the dwelling on Wrenwood Avenue within the Tennessee metropolis when police arrived, however she evidently returned there quickly after, and was taken into custody with out additional incident.
In a Fb publish printed on Monday, the Memphis PD confirmed the homicide investigation and a number of the preliminary particulars:
“Upon arriving on the scene, officers positioned a male (81) affected by a number of stab wounds. The sufferer was transported to the Regional One Hospital in important situation however later succumbed to his accidents. Officers have been suggested that the sufferer was concerned in an altercation together with his spouse when she reportedly stabbed him. The suspect, 68-year-old Sheila Downey, was not on the scene when officers arrived, however she returned and was taken into custody.”
As we famous (above), Downey has since been charged with first-degree homicide.
She stays in jail as police proceed to analyze the incident that led to the person’s dying.
Right here is extra on the tragic state of affairs, from WREG Information Channel 3 (under):
An unimaginably fast escalation from having morning espresso to the horrors of life-ending violence…
So, so unhappy.