A woman has been arrested and charged with 1st degree murder for stabbing her boyfriend because he didn’t buy her gifts at the mall.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set the bail for accused Miata Phelan, 24, at $1million.
The visibly pregnant Phelan, who appeared in court today wearing pink sweat pants with black stripes, a pink top, and black leather jacket, allegedly plunged a knife into Larry Martin’s left flank on April 30, prosecutors said.
Martin, 28, is the father of her unborn child and they lived together.
Before the stabbing happened, Phelan, Martin, Martin’s 8-year-old son and 25-year-old cousin, a man, went shopping at a shopping mall. On the way home, Phelan accused Martin of being selfish because he bought things for his cousin and son but not for her, Asst. State’s Attorney Glen Runk said.
Runk said Phelan struck Martin while he was driving, almost causing an accident, and after Phelan drove to Martin’s mother’s home to drop off shoes for Martin’s brother, she kicked and scratched Martin before driving away in his car, leaving Martin, his 8-year-old and Martin’s cousin outside.
The three walked to the couple’s nearby apartment and when Phelan arrived about the same time, she and Martin began arguing again and she locked the three outside, Runk said.
Martin banged on the door until she opened it and once inside, Phelan stabbed Martin in his side with a knife, Runk said.
“This is what you get for messing with me,’’ Runk said, quoting Phelan. “I hope you die, mother f—–,”