St. Petersburg woman, Jillian Smith, charged with stabbing live-in boyfriend to death

ST. PETERSBURG - A St. Petersburg woman is accused of killing her live-in boyfriend with a kitchen knife. Police say the two had a history of domestic disputes.

Officers say the woman, Jillian Leah Smith, 24, called 911 after the stabbing around 1 p.m. for medical assistance at the couples' shared home on 6th Avenue North.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:37 p.m.

After detectives questioned Smith, she was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Smith and the 32-year-old victim had at least eleven altercations in the past year with the last on December 4 at the 6th Avenue address, according to a police statement.  They reportedly had been involved in the relationship for about a year.

The victim's name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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