Deputies: Man Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend with Sword; Ran her Over

Posted at 4:45 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 16:45:00-04

HERNANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a man stabbed his ex-girlfriend with a sword and then ran her over with his truck.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies found 42-year Brandi Blevins dead in the front yard of a home Sunday night.

Detectives said 41-year-old Eric Huffman had stabbed Blevins with a large sword. The sheriff's office said a witness told them that after Huffman stabbed Blevins, he jumped into his truck and drove over the victim before crashing into a tree. He ran, but was later captured. It was unclear exactly what killed Blevins.

Huffman is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's in jail without bail.

His first appearance in court was scheduled for Monday. Court records didn't indicate if he had an attorney.

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