Fight over boyfriend leads to woman stabbing, killing sister, Orange County deputies say

Fatiha Marzan, 21, faces a charge of 1st-degree murder

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman accused of stabbing her sister to death said she did it because the victim was trying to steal her boyfriend, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest affidavit — released Monday — shows Fatiha Marzan, 21, stabbed the victim — Sayma Marzan, 20 — at 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 26 at their home located in the 500 block of Southern Charm Drive near Forsyth Road.

Deputies were called to the home around 7:30 p.m. by Fatiha Marzan who told emergency dispatchers she had stabbed her sister, records show.

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Investigators said they questioned Fatiha Marzan about the stabbing. The accused killer said the victim had been speaking to her boyfriend on a messaging app for the past year, according to the affidavit. Deputies said Fatiha Marzan claimed she had asked her sister to stop contacting her boyfriend but the victim refused.

Fatiha Marzan said she had purchased a dagger online and hid the large knife in her closet, records shows. Deputies said the woman had planned to stab her sister at 4:30 a.m. because she knew everyone would be asleep.

Investigators said the sisters shared a bed and Fatiha Marzan stabbed the victim three or four times through the heart. After the initial attack, the accused killer said her sister woke up and called for help, according to deputies.

Fatiha Marzan said she considered taking her own life but her family convinced her not to several hours after the stabbing, records show.

Fatiha Marzan faces a charge of first-degree murder.

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