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Authorities say man ran his ex-girlfriend off interstate, then fatally stabbed her

ORLANDO — A man who ran a woman off Interstate 4 during rush hour Tuesday stabbed her to death after she was partially ejected from her sport utility vehicle, authorities said Wednesday.

Officials released a 911 call from a person stating that Christopher Jodon had left a suicide note Tuesday morning saying he intended to go after his ex-girlfriend to "take her with him."

Investigators said Jodon, 44, stabbed himself in the chest after killing Jackie Miller, 44. He faces first-degree murder charges and is being held without bond.

A suicide note left at his Sanford home told of his deadly intentions, according to the 911 call released by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

"I'm here and (Jodon) has left a suicide note. … He's in his truck," the unnamed female caller said. "From what his note says, he's going to go after (Miller) to take her with him."

The caller continues to say that "his relationship (with Miller) split up weeks ago" and that Miller had filed charges against him.

According to the 911 recording, the caller discovered the note after he had sent her an e-mail at 6 a.m. to come to his house "ASAP." About an hour after Jodon sent that e-mail, Florida Highway Patrol investigators said he intentionally struck Miller's Ford Explorer with his pickup while the two drove east on I-4. Troopers said the impact overturned her vehicle.

Although the motive behind the attack remains a mystery, details from the 911 call, court and arrest records show a history of domestic violence.

State troopers initially thought Miller had died as a result of the crash, but on Wednesday confirmed that she died of stab wounds.

"During FHP's investigation, it was determined that the deceased woman's injuries were not consistent with the crash scene and believed they were the result of foul play,'' the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said in a report.

Authorities say man ran his ex-girlfriend off interstate, then fatally stabbed her 07/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:34pm]
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