Florida Keys Woman Arrested After Alleged Fatal Stabbing of Fiance, Assaulting His Parents

Authorities in the Florida Keys arrested a 26-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed her fiancé after getting into an altercation with his parents.

Heather Evans was taken into custody and charged with multiple counts including aggravated battery and tampering with evidence for the Sunday night incident in Big Pine Key.

According to an arrest report, Monroe County deputies arrived at the home of the fiancé’s parents around 10 p.m. and told them they had left the home of their son, Clifford Cease, after watching Evans punch him in the face. They said Evans later attacked them when they tried to intervene, causing the mother to need stitches for a head wound.

Moments after arriving, police got a call saying Evans had stabbed Cease during a fight. After arriving, deputies found Cease unresponsive with a wound to his side.

Evans said Cease was holding her down and choking her when she stabbed him, however deputies say her story changed over the course of their interview. Officers later found the knife used in the alleged attack outside, as Evans said she threw it out of the home so she wouldn’t get in trouble.

Cease was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, where he died Monday evening. No word on what, if any, additional charges Evans will face.

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