Inside the home, Heck said authorities found two children, ages 1 and 3.
Upon further investigation, Heck said the victim’s boyfriend, Eric Humphries, became angry after his girlfriend requested that he buy milk for their children. Humphries retrieved a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his girlfriend multiple times, according to Heck.
After the fatal stabbing, Humphries reportedly threw the knife onto the front lawn of the home, where it was later recovered by authorities.
Humphries was indicted on counts of murder and felonious assault on Nov. 10, 2020, and on Oct. 11, he was found guilty on one count of murder with a repeat violent offender specification. Recently, on Oct. 24, Heck said Humphries was officially sentenced to 17 years to life.