A former corrections officer is set to face a judge this morning, accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in Brevard County on Sunday.
Leon Foster Jr., 42, is charged with homicide involving the possibility of being domestic violence related, kidnapping and armed burglary.
Titusville Police say they received a 911 call Sunday afternoon from a person saying they heard glass breaking, a woman screaming and what sounded like "skin being hit."
Officers arrived at the scene at South Washington Avenue to find a man holding a knife while straddling a woman, police say. They ordered the man to get off, but when he didn't, they stunned him with a stun gun and detained him.
The woman, identified as Foster's girlfriend, Mykeba Dynette Clark, had been stabbed in the chest area several times. While being treated at the scene, she indicated that she was a nurse and knew she was going to die. She was airlifted to a trauma center, where she was pronounced dead.
Detectives interviewed Foster, who said he was currently an electrician but formerly was an Indian River County correctional officer.
Foster "came up to check on his girlfriend and when he arrived, he didn't like what he saw," Titusville Police Sgt. Tom House said. "So he supposedly went to a Walmart, where he bought an Airsoft gun, a knife and we believe that he possibly bought a hammer," he said.