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Murder by steak knife

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Woman confesses to stabbing boyfriend

Murder wasn't supposed to be on the menu, but a steak knife irrevocably changed the lives of a Springhill man and woman around 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

Mary Lee Norton, 51, was charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her live-in boyfriend, James Hudson.

"[She] and her live-in boyfriend [...] were having an argument," Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said.

According to the police report, Norton stated that Hudson had been putting her down verbally during the day.

An argument ensued in the couple's front yard and Hudson decided to leave and called friends to pick him up, according to Lynd.

"She got angry, went into the house, retrieved a steak knife and stabbed him one time in the chest area," Lynd said.

Hudson's friends then arrived and transported him to Springhill Medical Center, where he died in the emergency room.

Ofc. Tommy Edwards, Sgt. Donnie Coleman and Lynd responded to a call from ER staff and got a statement from Hudson's friends.

Norton was arrested and gave a full verbal confession, according to Lynd.

"I don't think she meant to kill him," Lynd said, "but she did."

Norton was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center where she is held on a $500,000 bond.

Last Updated ( July 04, 2012 )  

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