APD: Woman charged in fatal NE Albuquerque stabbing

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 50-year-old woman was charged Saturday with murdering an ex-partner inside her NE Albuquerque apartment.

According to APD, officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Spanish Bit Street NE and found a man that was stabbed. He succumbed to his injuries on scene. 

Police identified the woman as Jennifer Key. They say she was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana in her apartment Friday evening when she got into an argument with her ex.

Key claims the ex had attacked her previously.

Police say Key killed the man, stabbing him with a knife inside her apartment. APD identified the victim as 53-year-old Thomas LaRosa.

Witnesses say the victim was not a threat, and Key could have walked away, according to an APD spokesperson.

Key is facing a second-degree murder charge.