A Florida woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend to death is claiming that killing him was the only way to get rid of a curse that he had allegedly placed on her.
According to the police report, Amanda Lopez, 26, was arrested after she fatally stabbed her ex-boyfriend, Larry Lee Fryer, 57, at his apartment on Monday.
Kissimmee police officers responded to a 911 call from Fryer, who was able to describe Lopez to the authorities. He was pronounced dead from multiple stab wounds at a local hospital soon after.
The suspect was located and arrested at a bus station in Orlando. She was attempting to flee to New York, which is where her mother lives.
Lopez told police that she had contemplated Fryer’s murder for over a year. In the police affidavit, Lopez claims that Fryer put a curse on her and she needed to get rid of the “demons” brought by the curse.
Police officers wrote in the affidavit that Lopez felt that the only way to get rid of the curse and the demons was to kill Fryer. She admits to stabbing Fryer with a steak knife from behind about eight times as he helplessly sat on the couch.
Lopez is being charged with first-degree murder and is being held on no bond at the Orange County Jail.