Miata Phalen
Chicago Police Department   

A trip to the mall ended in a deadly dispute when a pregnant woman fatally stabbed her boyfriend after he bought gifts for everyone, except her, police say, according to the Daily News.


Police say Miata Phalen, 24, fatally stabbed the father of her unborn child, Larry Martin, 28, on April 30th at the apartment they shared. She is seven months pregnant, the report says.

“This is what you get for messing with me,” the woman allegedly said while standing over her lover’s bleeding body, the Daily News reports.


The incident began after the woman spiraled into a rage when Martin reportedly bought gifts for his 8-year-old son Lavelle and Martin’s 25-year-old cousin, the report says. She began chastising Martin, calling him “selfish,” Glen Runk, an assistant State's Attorney, told the Chicago Tribune.

Police say that the woman almost caused an accident when she began attacking Martin while he was driving home from the mall, the report says. When he left the car to run an errand, the woman reportedly kicked and scratched him, and then left with the car.

She reportedly greeted him at the door with a knife when he finally made it home and allegedly stabbed him in front of his son, the News says.

“His last words was to me,” Lavelle told the Sun-Times. “He said, ‘I’m gonna die, but I love you.’ ”


Read more at the Daily News.

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