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Bartow woman with manslaughter conviction is accused of murder in new case

Mary Ann White, 59, right, of Bartow is accused of stabbing boyfriend Buford Scarborough, 65, to death Wednesday night. 

Lakeland Ledger

Mary Ann White, 59, right, of Bartow is accused of stabbing boyfriend Buford Scarborough, 65, to death Wednesday night. 

BARTOW — A Bartow woman, previously convicted of killing a fiance, is accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death overnight during a drunken brawl at their home.

Mary Ann White, 59, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Buford Scarborough, 65, who died at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

White was released from prison 10 months ago after serving time for killing her fiance, escape, sexual battery and damaging electronic monitoring equipment, according to the Florida Corrections Department website. She also is a registered sex offender.

Her manslaughter conviction for killing her fiance was in April 1980 in Volusia County, according to the website. The escape was in 1980 from Marion County. The sexual battery case was in 1990 in Polk, and the monitoring equipment case was in 1997 in Polk.

Deputies were called about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday and found Scarborough dead on the floor of the home's screened porch.

Detectives were told that White and Scarborough had been drinking during the evening and were outside when a man and a woman who also lived in the house heard a commotion and went to the porch to investigate.

Charlotte Davis, 51, and her boyfriend, Billy Wayne Dorminy, 46, told detectives they saw White and Scarborough struggling and heard Scarborough yell that White had cut him. White fled, and Scarborough collapsed, authorities said.

Bartow woman with manslaughter conviction is accused of murder in new case 06/18/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 18, 2010 12:13am]

    

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