Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Police Report

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Police Report

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Murder suspect arrested in Pinellas

PALMETTO -- Police have arrested the ex-boyfriend of a Palmetto woman who allegedly attempted to kill her and her boyfriend in their sleep last night in Pinellas County, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

The attack occurred at around 9:29 p.m. Saturday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

According to the Sheriff's Office report:

The 34-year-old woman and her 41-year-old boyfriend were asleep on the couch at their home in the 4400 block of 3rd Avenue West in Palmetto when they awoke to a man, reportedly Stephen Kelly, standing over them. The man began to attack them, stabbing the woman's boyfriend and then beating her.

The attacker then left the home, and the couple called 911 to report the incident.

The Sheriff's Office said Kelly was the 34-year-old woman's ex- boyfriend. …

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