A Palm Beach County woman was arrested Monday after stabbing her roommate to death then running off with a cat, deputies said.
Samantha Fox, 32, faces a charge of second-degree murder within the death of Julie Morgan.
According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office evidence affidavit, Julie Morgan, 36, was found lying within the middle of Mobilaire Drive with stab wounds to her back, arm, head, chest and hands just after 10 p.m. Saturday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness said he saw Fox and Morgan fighting, saw Morgan collapse to the bottom, and saw Fox holding a knife in her hand. The witness told detectives he saw Fox run from the house, “carrying belongings and a cat” shortly before deputies arrived.
Other witnesses told detectives they saw Fox earlier within the evening “running around their house armed with a knife, trying to find Morgan while making threatening statements.”
According to the affidavit, Samantha spoke to Morgan’s sister-in-law via text message, denying any involvement in his death and claiming that Morgan had been run over.