Man faces attempted murder charge in New Smyrna Beach stabbing

Buddy Collins, 53, arrested

Buddy Collins (New Smyrna Beach Police Department)

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A 53-year-old man is facing an attempted murder charge in a New Smyrna Beach stabbing on Thursday, according to the police department.

New Smyrna Beach police arrested Buddy Collins after responding to the 500 block of Mary Ave. around 8:40 p.m.

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According to the New Smyrna Beach Police Department, Collins made “spontaneous admissions” to stabbing the victim in self-defense.

The department said the victim had multiple stab wounds and was taken to the hospital. The victim is in the Intensive Care Unit, as of Friday morning.

Collins faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

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