Domestic dispute results in stabbing
PORT CHARLOTTE - A Charlotte County woman was arrested on charges that she killed her boyfriend Sunday night.
Deputies responded to the 2200 block of Lake View Boulevard in Port Charlotte just before 7:30 to a man suffering from a stab wound. Deputies discovered it was the result of a domestic dispute between the man and 33-year-old Ashley Britto.
Paramedics took him to the hospital.
Katie Heck, Public Information Officer with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said, "Throughout their investigation, collecting evidence, and then speaking to the female subject that was there, part of the domestic disturbance, they determined that there was probable cause for her arrest. So she is now at the Charlotte County Jail, in custody for a second-degree murder charge."
Heck said Charlotte County deputies have had significant contact with the home in the past, including removing children through the department of children and families.