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Florida woman is facing life in prison for stabbing ex-boyfriend to death over break

Melanie Eam, left, is facing life in prison after he was found guilty of second-degree murder for the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend, James Barry, right, to death in Florida after he broke up with her. (Facebook)

A 22-year-old woman in Palm Beach County, Florida, is facing life in prison after he is found guilty of the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend to death in Florida, after he broke up with her, according to reports.

WPTV reported Melanie Eam will be sentenced on April 3 for the second degree murder of James Barry in Loxahatchee Acreage house in 2016.

Reports said her defense argued that the friend of Barry’s mother, Guy, Hand, fought with Eam on Eam and Barry’s tumultuous relationship. They argued that Barry was in the middle of the fight, winding up into it, by accident or negligence, WPTV said.

But the judges on the part of the officer of justice, who painted what happened as a crime of passion.

“You can use your common sense,” Prosecutor Scott Reid said judges, according to WPTV. “You’re sitting in a place where you’re safe, you’re with two officers. If you looked at another man to kill the person that you say you love, that is when you say: ‘Look, Guy, the Hand is the one who stabbed him. James and I were in an argument, Guy Hand.’ If the defense wants you to believe, he stood in the middle, and he put James.

“She didn’t say that.”

CBS12 reported that there was a hung jury last fall or to convict her of a murder charge or manslaughter, a less serious offence — making this second trial.

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