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Police: Teen fatally stabs mother's ex-boyfriend

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published May 17, 2012 at 9:10 a.m. Updated May 17, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.


9712 Labette Dr. is seen Thursday, about 10 hours after a man was stabbed to death outside the residence.

— A 15-year-old Hall High School student told police she stabbed her mother's ex-boyfriend to death as the man beat her mother early Thursday morning.

According to a Little Rock Police Department report, the teen - whose name was not released because she is a juvenile - told police she got a knife to scare 44-year-old Darrell Winfrey after he pulled her mother, 38-year-old Kim Caffey, out of their home at 9712 Labette Dr. The couple had reportedly broken up the day before.

Police say the girl told investigators she approached Winfrey shortly after midnight as he was striking Caffey in the yard. The teen reportedly then stabbed him in the neck. Winfrey was pronounced dead at Baptist Health Medical Center.

"[The teen] was crying and appeared to be nervous," a responding police officer wrote in the report. "[She] excitedly uttered 'I didn't mean to do it, I was just trying to scare him so he could stop hitting momma.'"

The incident remains under investigation and no arrests have been made. Police say the case will ultimately be forwarded to the prosecutor's office to determine whether charges will be filed.

There were no signs of the incident outside the home later Thursday morning. No police tape or vehicles were present around 10:30 a.m. A man who answered the door and identified himself as a family member declined to comment, saying he had no information about what happened.

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NONSHEEPLE says... May 17, 2012 at 9:18 a.m.

poor kid.... Nobody deserves to be beaten like her mother and no one should have to be put into that situation. It's good that she stepped up to do what she did... He wont be doing THAT to anyone ever again...

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TxRzrbak says... May 17, 2012 at 9:29 a.m.

I would think this gets nolle prossed by the prosecutor's office as this child was coming to the aid of a third party (her mother) during the course of an assault. Of course not all the facts are available but I would hope this ends well for her and she is afforded counseling to deal with the aftermath.

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Vickie55 says... May 17, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.

It sounds like this kid deserves a medal, not punishment. Not only did she protect her mother, she probably saved a lot of future victims from this scumbag. Her mother was probably not the first, or would she have been the last, to be abused by him.

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Poorboy says... May 17, 2012 at 10:09 a.m.

Justafiable. Pity a child who must protect a mother.

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RoyDaMercer says... May 17, 2012 at 10:23 a.m.

What a horrible thing to have to do for this 15 year old. Not knowing the facts I will assume it was justifiable.

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khalsted says... May 17, 2012 at 12:18 p.m.

I think everyone will agree, she did what she should have done in this case. She came to the aid of her Mother. I'm proud of her.

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PSMURF58 says... May 17, 2012 at 12:26 p.m.

Sounds like he got what he deserved.

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BlackDogSociety says... May 17, 2012 at 12:31 p.m.

If the facts are as stated in the article this should not go to trial. You have a right to protect yourself and others on your property. It's a tragic that the 15yo will have to deal with killing someone but she was justified in protecting her mom...

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ArmyMedic says... May 17, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.

Young lady, I'm very PROUD of you for stepping up and saving your mother from a cowardly boy. You done the RIGHT thing & more BRAVER than most men because they would had stood around and maybe called 911. I hope you will get some counselling but most of all, LOVE & APPRECIATION from your mom and family. STAND TALL.

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Spaulding says... May 17, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.


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