Investigators say a South Carolina woman stabbed her boyfriend to death after seeing some text messages on his phone.
Police said Courtney Price, 23, of Orangeburg, S.C., is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Samuel Denzel Simmons, 24.
“She looked into his cell phone and saw messages of him communicating with another female and when he was confronted about those messages, that’s when the stabbing occurred,” said Lt. Alfred Alexander with the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety.
According to the incident report, Price told officers she went through Simmons’ phone and found texts from a woman that stated he had fathered another child. The report also said she “had enough of his abuse” and she “cut him.” Simmons is the father of Price’s infant son.
“Once (police) made contact with her she informed them that there was a gentleman upstairs that had been stabbed,” Alexander said. “Our officers went upstairs, found Mr. Simmons laying on the floor between the bed and the dresser drawer.”
Simmons was pronounced dead after Emergency Medical Services arrived.
“My primary check of her criminal history and his, there was none existing. We didn’t have any prior history of going to that residence,” he said.
There also was no history of police calls from Simmons’ other two listed addresses in Cameron and Myrtle Beach.
Alexander said this is Orangeburg’s second homicide of the year.
“We’re not used to seeing so much so often,” he said. “It’s kind of got everybody up in arms about it because this is not something that we’re used to, to have two violent crimes follow each other back to back,” Alexander said.
Price remains in custody awaiting a bond hearing.
The couple’s child is in the care of Price’s mother.
SOURCE: USA Today / WLTX-TV – Jasmine Styles