Woman stabs boyfriend to death with letter opener, deputies say

Incident happened at Goodrich Seafood restaurant

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A woman used a letter opener to stab her boyfriend to death at a seafood restaurant in Oak Hill Friday morning, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

The stabbing happened at Goodrich Seafood on River Drive around 7:30 a.m.

According to deputies, video showed Angela K. Compton, 37, and her boyfriend, Neal Goodrich Jr., 50, arrive at the restaurant in separate vehicles and walk to a boat, where they started fighting.

Compton stabbed her boyfriend multiple times a few seconds into the fight, a news release said.

Deputies said witnesses helped them determine that Compton threw the letter opener into the water after the fight was over.

A friend took Goodrich Jr. to a nearby fire station for help. He was transported to a hospital where he later died, deputies said.

Compton was taken into custody to be interviewed shortly after the incident.

Deputies announced Friday evening that she had been arrested on a second-degree murder charge.

Stay with News 6 for updates on this developing story

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Adrienne Cutway joined News 6's digital team in October 2016 to cover breaking news, crime and community interest stories. She graduated from the University of Central Florida and began her journalism career at the Orlando Sentinel.

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