TAMPA — A Town 'N Country woman faces a manslaughter charge for fatally stabbing her boyfriend during a fight early Tuesday, authorities said.
Just after 2 a.m., Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call about a man who had been stabbed in an apartment at 8334 Country Square Court.
When deputies arrived, they reported hearing a commotion.
They forced their way into the apartment and found Orlando Rangel-Benitez, 28, dead with one stab wound to the chest.
Rangel-Benitez's girlfriend, Luz Maribel Myers, was also in the apartment.
Detectives interviewed Myers, 35, a server at Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar on Anderson Road, and concluded she stabbed her boyfriend during an argument.
They arrested her on one count of manslaughter with a weapon and she was held without bail in the Hillsborough County Jail.
The apartment complex where deputies say Myers stabbed Rangel-Benitez is the same one where a deputy was shot and injured in 2009.
Deputy Miguel Galarza was responding to a home invasion at 8329 Country Square Court when he was shot by a suspect who wrestled the deputy's gun away from him. Galarza was shot in the neck, but survived.
The shooter, Miguel Serrano, was convicted of attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and attempted felony murder, among other charges, and is serving four life sentences.
Times news researcher John Martin contributed to this report.