Woman Found Not Guilty of Stabbing Boyfriend Overnight
50 year old Patricia Cave was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter after killing her on-again-off-again boyfriend in the middle of the night.
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BY MEREDITH BALDWIN
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
Cigarettes, beer and vodka. That’s what it took for Patricia Cave to let her on-again-off-again boyfriend,
Lamont Warren, back in her home one night. Little did he know, he wouldn’t be leaving. Here’s The Washington Post with the story:
“She told detectives...when Warren visited her on the night he was killed, she allowed him to sleep in her bed while smoked, drank and watched television in the living room.”
Eventually, she got tired and headed to bed. That’s when she asked Warren, who was already sprawled out on the bed, to slide over.
Here’s Homicide Watch with what happened next:
“Warren wouldn’t make room for her...when she told him it was her bed he began berating her, leading to a physical altercation on the bed. During the fight she grabbed a knife from her nightstand...[and] stabbed him.”
Warren died later that night. Police arrested Cave for his death. They also questioned Cave as to why she would let him back into her home. That’s because Cave had sought a restraining order months before because Warren allegedly beat her.
Here’s Cato :
“A jury must decide whether a stabbing was self-defense or manslaughter.”
Prosecutors argued Warren would’ve killed Cave if she didn’t kill him first... The Associated Press reported Friday that Cave was found not guilty with voluntary manslaughter.