Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend to death released from jail
(WMC.COM) COLLIERVILLE, Tn. – The woman Collierville police say stabbed and killed her boyfriend over a cellphone is out of custody.
A neighbor says he ran to the house because his child was sleeping inside where the homicide took place Wednesday night.
David Antell’s child was fast asleep at a sleepover in the 400 block of Center Street. All while a deadly fight broke out between one child’s mother, Brenda Church, and her boyfriend Xavier Jones.
“I wanted to make sure the kids were OK, so I went over there and tried to get the kids but they were all asleep still,” said Antell.
He says police kept the kids inside a room while they cleaned up the crime scene. Investigators say Church stabbed Jones once in the leg with a kitchen knife after an argument over a cellphone. Antell claims Church was protecting herself.
“They’re good people. I mean they help us out, we help them out. It’s just sad what happened,” Antell explained. “I’m glad she was able to defend herself, but you hate that it went down this way.”
Collierville police can’t say if the stabbing is justified. They’re investigating and may send the case to a grand jury.
“I was shocked, actually found out this morning,” said neighbor Ashley Juengling.
Neighbors couldn’t believe what happened after most went to sleep Wednesday night. This street is normally quiet and uneventful – but not when Ashley Juengling looked out her 10-month-old’s bedroom window.
“I just randomly got up to check on him because he’s been sick and his room was covered in blue lights,” she said.
Church’s parents stay at the home and she occasionally stays with them. No one at the house wanted to talk to WMC Action News 5, but neighbors like Antell say they’re still shaken up.
“I’ve been our here about four years it’s very quiet. It’s a disturbing thing that happened last night, that’s all,” he said.
The investigation into this stabbing continues, and while Church does not face charges Thursday night, it’s possible she could face charges at a later date.