A Florida woman who stabbed her ex-boyfriend to death claims she did so because he put a curse on her and she wanted to free herself. According to an Osceola County arrest affidavit, 26-year-old Amanda Lopez told detectives that she’d been thinking about killing 57-year-old Larry Lee Fryar for over a year before finally following through with the plan. While she tried to board a bus to New York after committing the crime, she was arrested in Orlando and charged with first-degree murder, News 13 reports.
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- Fryar was able to call 911 after the attack. When they arrived, police found Fryar in his apartment bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds. While he was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, he sadly died from his wounds shortly after.
- Lopez claimed she wanted to be “free from the demons.” During an interview with investigators, Lopez insisted that Fryar had “done something to her” and that she “needed to be free from the demons.” She did not elaborate further on why she believed this and it’s unclear if she truly did.
- Fryar’s neighbors don’t know what to believe. Joey Stuart, a resident of Fryar’s apartment building, didn’t outright dismiss Lopez’s version of events as a lie. “It could be anything,” Stuart said. “It could be a cover-up that she did want to murder somebody or it could be that she really was possessed by someone.”
- Police turned the investigation over to the State’s Attorney’s Office to decide how it’s handled. However, Lopez was booked onto Osceola County Jail and was not granted bail given the seriousness of her crime.