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Wisconsin Woman Fatally Stabbed Boyfriend When He Fell Off Wagon After 1 Year Sober

Authorities have reported that a Wisconsin woman is accused of killing her boyfriend during a heated argument, although she claims she only intended to frighten him.

On June 10, around 6:30 p.m., Racine Police Department responded to a stabbing incident following a distress call in Racine. At the scene, officers discovered a 27-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with a chest wound, bleeding profusely. Despite the efforts of first responders to save him, the victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, was pronounced dead upon arrival at a nearby hospital.

According to law enforcement, a 27-year-old woman named Adela Gomez-Zuniga confessed to stabbing the victim. Allegedly, the altercation between Gomez-Zuniga and the victim erupted due to his consumption of alcohol, despite his one-year sobriety. Reports from WITI-TV indicate that the victim denied her entry into the house and accused her of infidelity.

Eventually, she managed to gain access to the residence, and the argument escalated, revolving around the allegations of cheating and financial responsibilities. Gomez-Zuniga asserted that the victim pushed her into a table, leading her to grab a knife from the sink.

Allegedly, the victim taunted her, stating that she would never have the courage to stab him. Police state that she subsequently stabbed him in the chest and later revealed to officers that she had not taken her medication that day. After being attacked, the victim fled from the residence, with Gomez-Zuniga reportedly pursuing him, claiming that he had taken money from her prior to the stabbing, according to WITI-TV.

Gomez-Zuniga expressed her disbelief to the police, stating, “I can’t believe [the victim] is dead. That was never my intention. I wanted him to get scared,” as reported by WITI-TV. However, alleged statements made by Gomez-Zuniga while in custody suggested a different sentiment. She reportedly claimed that the victim had attempted to steal her money and harm her, expressing a desire for his demise, according to WITI-TV.

Following her arrest, Gomez-Zuniga was taken into custody and booked into the Racine County Jail. She now faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide and is being held on a $500,000 bond, authorities confirmed.

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