A Virginia Beach woman was recently found guilty of voluntary manslaughter after she confessed killing a 65-year-old man in his home over drugs. The woman claimed that she repeatedly stabbed the man with a screwdriver in self-defense as he was trying to force himself on her.
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On Tuesday, Judge A. Bonwill Shockley found 38-year-old Nicole Foxx guilty on one count of voluntary manslaughter. Following Tuesday’s sentencing, the Virginia Beach resident might spend the next decade behind bars.
Although Foxx was initially charged with second-degree murder, Judge Shockley stated that there’s not enough evidence to sentence Foxx.
According to court documents, the 38-year-old woman who shared the building she rented a room in with her estranged husband, boyfriend, her 68-year-old roommate, and the 70-year-old building owner, has been struggling for some time with her cocaine and meth addiction.
Based on the evidence gathered by the prosecution, on the day of the murder, went to her roommate, 68-year-old Richard Bielitz to borrow some cocaine money.
Later that day, the Virginia Beach woman returned to ask for more money. However, Bielitz offered her a deal – a back massage in exchange for money. The woman agreed and began massing Bielitz. However, at one point, the man grabbed Foxx and threatened to slit her throat with a screwdriver if she did not sleep with him.
According to Foxx’s testimony, the woman managed to grab the screwdriver from Bielitz’s hands and to stab him.
Despite the Virginia Beach woman claiming that she was acting in self-defense, Judge Shockley commented that stabbing a man 40 times with an implement is hardly self-defense.
Several witnesses described Foxx as a ‘junkie,’ the woman often consuming cocaine and meth with her estranged husband while her boyfriend was away.
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