Teen arrested in boyfriend's fatal stabbing

January 4, 2008 3:04:43 PM PST
A 16-year-old girl is under arrest, accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a butcher's knife after he allegedly tried to break up with her. Latonya Fisher is now being charged with manslaughter.

Eyewitness News reporter Phil Lipof has the story.

Deborah Alston's nightmare has only just begun. Her youngest son, her baby Justin, was murdered last night, but his 17-year-old girlfriend Latonya, police said.

And mom says she knew the teen was trouble.

There is a fine line between love and hate. And last night that line was crossed here in Latonya's apartment.

And what's worse: police say there is a chance Justin could have survived the knife attack, but the 911 call didn't come from the apartment for at least 20 minutes. That means Justin lay there on the floor bleeding to death.

Latonya does have a lengthy criminal record. Last March she claimed she was attacked by a gang, even said they slit her ear open. Now she is the one accused of going on the attack.